Single Idea 12652

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 3. Ontology of Concepts / a. Concepts as representations]

Full Idea

We think in file names, and file names are Janus-faced: one face turned towards thinking and the other face turned towards what is thought about. I do think that is rather satisfactory.

Gist of Idea

Concepts have two sides; they are files that face thought, and also face subject-matter


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

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.100

A Reaction

So do I. I do hope the philosophical community take up this idea (which they probably won't, simply because Fodor is in the late stages of his career!).