Friday, February 6, 2009

Fodor & Chalmers on Supersizing the Mind

Fodor in the London Review of Books.
Chalmers in reply.

1 comment:

  1. I just caught up with Clark's reply to Fodor.

    So, Andy flagged the part about Fodor saying that all non-derived mental representations are found within the brain. Adams and I don't think that, for just the kinds of reasons that Clark cites.

    And, it seems to me that, in his fourth paragraph, Clark is flirting with some sorts of constraints on symbol manipulation in his reply. Not just any old symbol manipulation counts as cognitive symbol manipulation. That, however, sounds a bit like what Adams and I have been talking about with our idea of cognition being some specific forms of manipulating non-derived representations.