Single Idea 12649

[catalogued under 18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 5. Mental Files]

Full Idea

We think in file names.

Gist of Idea

We think in file names


Jerry A. Fodor (LOT 2 [2008], Ch.3 App)

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.95

A Reaction

This is Fodor's new view. He cites Treisman and Schmidt (1982) for raising it, and Pylyshyn (2003) for discussing it. I love it. It exactly fits my introspective view of how I think, and I think it would fit animals. It might not fit some other people!