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Sep 1989
ISBN 0262560526
187 pp.
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Psychosemantics
Jerry A. Fodor

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

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