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Jerry Alan Fodor

(b. 1935)

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Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett  

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(1942– ).Dennett's guiding idea is that of the ‘intentional stance’. We take the intentional stance towards a system—a person, a bat, a computer—when we attribute rationality to the system and ...
language of thought

language of thought  

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Following Aristotle some have argued that the significance of spoken words derives from intrinsically meaningful interior ‘speech’. According to Ockham the propositio vocalis is posterior to and ...
Marvin Lee Minsky

Marvin Lee Minsky  

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(1927–) American computer scientistThe son of a surgeon, Minsky was born in New York and educated at Harvard and at Princeton, where he obtained his PhD in 1954. He taught at Harvard before moving to ...
Norwood Russell Hanson

Norwood Russell Hanson  

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(1924–67)Norwood Russell Hanson was an Oxford-educated philosopher and physicist who helped transform professional philosophy of science in the late 1950s and 60s. Over the course of a career in ...
Sylvain Bromberger

Sylvain Bromberger  

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(1924–)Sylvain Brombergerwas born on 7 July 1924 in Antwerp, Belgium, where his parents had moved from Poland. His entire family fled Belgium when the Nazis invaded in 1940. They ...

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