Why we think what we do about why we think what we do: Discussion on Goodman's 'On thoughts without words'
Dennett (Daniel)
Source: Cognition, 12 (1982) 219-227
Paper - Abstract

Paper SummaryBooks / Papers Citing this Paper


Author’s Introduction

  1. I find myself in almost complete agreement with Goodman's remarks about thought without words, so I am not going to pick a fight or chime agreement. Everything Goodman says here is plausible. Better yet, Goodman's major claims have the virtue of not being altogether obvious.
  2. How then did he get to them? What kind of investigation or research is Goodman conducting-and what methods has he used? Are the methods reliable? What kind of results do they yield? On what basis do we respond with agreement, or judgments of plausibility?

Comment:

See Link.

Text Colour Conventions (see disclaimer)

  1. Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2018
  2. Mauve: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); © the author(s)



© Theo Todman, June 2007 - April 2018. Please address any comments on this page to theo@theotodman.com. File output:
Website Maintenance Dashboard
Return to Top of this Page Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Return to Theo Todman's Home Page