Rules and representations

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (127):1-61 (1980)
Abstract
The book from which these sections are excerpted is concerned with the prospects for assimilating the study of human intelligence and its products to the natural sciences through the investigation of cognitive structures, understood as systems of rules and representations that can be regarded as These mental structui′es serve as the vehicles for the exercise of various capacities. They develop in the mind on the basis of an innate endowment that permits the growth of rich and highly articulated structures along an intrinsically determined course under the triggering and partially shaping effect of experience, which fixes parameters in an intricate system of predetermined form. It is argued that the mind is modular in character, with a diversity of cognitive structures, each with its specific properties arid principles. Knowledge of language, of the behavior of objects, and much else crucially involves these mental structures, and is thus not characterizable in terms of capacities, dispositions, or practical abilities, nor is it necessarily grounded in experience in the standard sense of this term
Keywords Biology  Body  Capacity  Convention  Grammar  Knowledge  Language  Mind  Module  Representation  Rule
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DOI 10.2307/2960085
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Brainstorms.Daniel C. Dennett - 1978 - MIT Press.
Image and Mind.Stephen M. Kosslyn - 1980 - Harvard University Press.
Word and Object.W. V. Quine - 1960 - MIT Press.
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Rules and Representations.Noam A. Chomsky - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (127):1-61.
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Precis of the Modularity of Mind.Jerry A. Fodor - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (1):1-42.

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