LOT, CTM, and the Elephant in the Room

Synthese 170 (2):235 - 250 (2009)
According to the language of thought (LOT) approach and the related computational theory of mind (CTM), thinking is the processing of symbols in an inner mental language that is distinct from any public language. Herein, I explore a deep problem at the heart of the LOT/CTM program—it has yet to provide a plausible conception of a mental symbol
Keywords Language of thought  Computational theory of mind  Symbol  Connectionism  Fodor  Symbol processing
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DOI 10.2307/40271332
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