Psychosemantics

The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind
Overview

Psychosemantics explores the relation between commonsense psychological theories and problems that are central to semantics and the philosophy of language. Building on and extending Fodor's earlier work it puts folk psychology on firm theoretical ground and rebuts externalist, holist, and naturalist threats to its position.

This book is included in the series Explorations in Cognitive Science, edited by Margaret A. Boden.

A Bradford Book

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. 1. Introduction: The Persistence of the Attitudes
  3. 2. Individualism and Supervenience
  4. 3. Meaning Holism
  5. 4. Meaning and the World Order
  6. Epilogue Creation Myth
  7. Appendix: Why There Still Has to be a Language of Thought
  8. Notes
  9. References
  10. Author Index