Distinctively human thinking

In Peter Carruthers & Jill Boucher (eds.), Language and Thought. Cambridge 69 (1998)
This chapter takes up, and sketches an answer to, the main challenge facing massively modular theories of the architecture of the human mind. This is to account for the distinctively flexible, non-domain-specific, character of much human thinking. I shall show how the appearance of a modular language faculty within an evolving modular architecture might have led to these distinctive features of human thinking with only minor further additions and non-domain-specific adaptations
Keywords Cognition  Language  Thinking
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