Global aphasia and the language of thought

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Published Feb 26, 2020
Fred Adams

Abstract

Jerry Fodor's arguments for a language of thought (LOT) are largely theoretical.  Is there any empirical evidence that supports the existence of LOT?  There is. Research on Global Aphasia supports the existence of LOT. In this paper, I discuss this evidence and why it supports Fodor's theory that there is a language of thought.

How to Cite

Adams, F. (2020). Global aphasia and the language of thought. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 35(1), 9–27. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.20430
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Keywords

Jerry Fodor, Rosemary Varley, language of thought, global aphasia, theory of mind, artificial grammar, Bliss symbols, dissociation of systems

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MONOGRAPHIC SECTION