Single Idea 12632

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / C. Functionalism / 2. Machine Functionalism]

Full Idea

If the Representational Theory of Mind is true, then concepts are constituents of beliefs, the units of semantic evaluation, a locus of causal interactions among mental representations, and formulas in Mentalese.

Gist of Idea

In the Representational view, concepts play the key linking role


Jerry A. Fodor (LOT 2 [2008], Ch.2.1)

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.25

A Reaction

I like this aspect of the theory, but then I can't really think of a theory about how the mind works that doesn't make concepts central to it.