Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural-Language Understanding

Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural-Language Understanding

by Jay L. Garfield
     
 

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The notion of modularity, introduced by Noam Chomsky and developed with special emphasis on perceptual and linguistic processes by Jerry Fodor in his important book The Modularity of Mind, has provided a significant stimulus to research in cognitive science. This book presents essays in which a diverse group of philosophers, linguists, psycholinguists, and…  See more details below

Overview

The notion of modularity, introduced by Noam Chomsky and developed with special emphasis on perceptual and linguistic processes by Jerry Fodor in his important book The Modularity of Mind, has provided a significant stimulus to research in cognitive science. This book presents essays in which a diverse group of philosophers, linguists, psycholinguists, and neuroscientists—including both proponents and critics of the modularity hypothesis—address general questions and specific problems related to modularity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262570855
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/05/1991
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Logic Program and of the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program at Smith College, Professor in the graduate faculty of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies.

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