<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Personal Identity - Language of Thought (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Personal Identity</h2><h3>Language of Thought</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 06/03/2018 21:21:36)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_1011_1">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_1011_1"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li><a name="33"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/F/Author_Fodor (Jerry).htm">Jerry Fodor</A> s Language of Thought (LOT) hypothesis features heavily in debates in the philosophy of mind  particularly in the debates between connectionists and computationalists. </li><li>See <a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20163.htm">Aydede (Murat) - The Language of Thought Hypothesis</A>" for an overview. </li><li>My interest in it within the sphere of personal identity arises because of the alleged essentiality of language for personhood (see <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_545.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Conditions of Personhood</A>"). As such, all non-human <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_30.htm">animals</A><SUP>2</SUP> are ruled out  because even if certain Great Apes can be taught sign-language, this is not natural to them in the way language is to human beings, and it implies that an individual can be taught to be a <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">person</A><SUP>3</SUP>. </li><li>It is also often alleged (eg. by <a name="34"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Davidson (Donald).htm">Donald Davidson</A>) that animals cannot even think in the absence of language, because thinking requires <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_23.htm">concepts</A><SUP>4</SUP>, and concepts are only expressed in language.</li><li>These (to me) unwanted conclusions might disappear if all animals whose minds appear to have intensional states should have a language of thought. </li><li>I don t know whether Fodor cares about animals in this context, or whether his theory was designed strictly with <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_74.htm">human beings</A><SUP>5</SUP> in mind. </li><li>I like the idea that a LOT  which initially only helps an individual  might explain how spoken language arose amongst human beings  given that a spoken language requires a pair of speakers before it becomes useful (even if grunts and other vocalisations don t). If a language of thought spilled out into vocalisation, even though individual vocalisations might be initially mutually-unintelligible, a conventional speech (constrained only by universal grammar) might naturally arise with the co-operative behaviour germane to social animals. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_1011_6">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>6</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_1011_6"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_1011_7">include</A></U><SUB>7</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_1011_7"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_93.htm">Fodor (Jerry) - Psychosemantics</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_1011_8">Fodor</A></U><SUB>8</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_1011_8"></A></li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20163.htm">Aydede (Murat) - The Language of Thought Hypothesis</A>", Aydede</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_184.htm">Carruthers (Peter) & Boucher (Jill) - Language and Thought</A>", Carruthers & Boucher</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13151.htm">Chomsky (Noam) - Biolinguistic Explorations: Design, Development, Evolution</A>", Chomsky</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7701.htm">Davies (Martin) - Concepts, Connectionism, and the Language of Thought</A>", Davies</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8301.htm">DeWitt (Richard) - Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought (Review of Jerry Fodor, George Miller, & D. Terence Langendoen - Language of Thought )</A>", DeWitt</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_96.htm">Fodor (Jerry) - The Language of Thought</A>", Fodor</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7978.htm">Horgan (Terence) & Tienson (John) - Why There Still Has to be a Language of Thought, and What That Means</A>", Horgan & Tienson</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4755.htm">Kaye (Larry) - The Language of Thought</A>", Kaye, and<BR>&rarr; <a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4756.htm">Kaye (Larry) - The Language of Thought - Annotated Bibliography</A>"</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5367.htm">Laurence (Stephen) & Margolis (Eric) - Regress Arguments Against the Language of Thought</A>", Laurence & Margolis</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9465.htm">Lycan (William) - The 'Language of Thought' Hypothesis - Introduction</A>", Lycan</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4957.htm">Pollock (John L.) - The Language of Thought</A>", Pollock</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20280.htm">Pollock (John L.) - Understanding the Language of Thought</A>", Pollock</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5956.htm">Rey (Georges) - Sensations in a Language of Thought</A>", Rey</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5345.htm">Rowlands (Mark) - Connectionism and the Language of Thought</A>", Rowlands</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19162.htm">Smolensky (Paul) - Connectionism, Constituency and the Language of Thought</A>", Smolensky</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5763.htm">Viger (Christopher) - Learning to Think: A Response to the Language of Thought Argument for Innateness</A>", Viger</li></ol></li><li>A few connections to be followed up:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7312.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - When Do Persons Begin and End?</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_836.htm">Baker - The Human Animal: Big-Tent Metaphysics</A><SUP>9</SUP></li><li><a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_766.htm">Brandom - Toward a Normative Pragmatics (Introduction)</A><SUP>10</SUP></li><li><a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_1/Notes_115.htm">Daniel Dennett  Conditions of Personhood</A><SUP>11</SUP></li><li><a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_731.htm">Implicit knowledge and language learning</A><SUP>12</SUP></li><li><a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_732.htm">Jen_071022 (Dennett)</A><SUP>13</SUP></li><li><a name="10"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_793.htm">Jen_080204 (Brandom, Chisholm, Baillie)</A><SUP>14</SUP> </li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>15</SUP>. </li></ul></P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_1011_1"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_1011_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_1011_6"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_1011_6"><B>Footnote 6</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_1011_7"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_1011_7"><B>Footnote 7</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_1011_8"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_1011_8"><B>Footnote 8</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Especially <a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_699.htm">Fodor (Jerry) - Why There Still Has to be a Language of Thought</A>". </li></ul> </center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Versions:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1011_0_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0 (with reading list), and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1011_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0, and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1011_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 1.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Previous Version of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/07/2014 22:46:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1705</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_1011_41824949.htm">Language of Thought</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reading List for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">06/03/2018 21:21:36</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A HREF = "../../PaperCatalogIdentityFullSubTopic_932.htm" TARGET = "_top">Language of Thought</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">Person</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_30.htm"><span title="Plug Note - 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Cited</A> <img src="../../accept.png"alt="High Quality Abstract" Title="Abstract Written"></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Distinguished Faculty Lecture, December 5, 2005</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Baker (Lynne Rudder)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">When Do Persons Begin and End?</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7312.htm">Paper - Referencing</A> <img src="../../accept.png"alt="High Quality Abstract" Title="Abstract Written"></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Distinguished Faculty Lecture, December 5, 2005</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Carruthers (Peter) & Boucher (Jill)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Language and Thought</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_184.htm">Book - 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Cited</A> <img src="../../asterisk_yellow.png"alt="Medium Quality Abstract" Title=""></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">In W. Ramsey, S. Stich and D. Rumelhart (eds), Philosophy and Connectionist Theory (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1991), 229-257</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">No</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Davies (Martin)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Language, thought, and the language of thought: Aunty's own argument revisited</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7696.htm">Paper - By Subtopic</A> <img src="../../cancel.png"alt="Low Quality Abstract" Title=""></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Carruthers & Boucher - Language and Thought, 1998</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">No</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Dennett (Daniel)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_200.htm">Book - Cited (via Paper Cited)</A> <img src="../../cancel.png" alt="Low Quality Abstract"></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Bibliographical details to be supplied</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter"> 43%</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Dennett (Daniel)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Conditions of Personhood</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_545.htm">Paper - Cited</A> <img src="../../accept.png"alt="High Quality Abstract" Title=""></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Dennett - Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology, Chapter 14</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">DeWitt (Richard)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought (Review of Jerry Fodor, George Miller, & D. Terence Langendoen - Language of Thought )</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8301.htm">Paper - Cited</A> <img src="../../asterisk_yellow.png"alt="Medium Quality Abstract" Title=""></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Psyche, 1(1), December 1993</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">No</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor (Jerry)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Psychosemantics</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_93.htm">Book - Cited</A> <img src="../../cancel.png" alt="Low Quality Abstract"></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor (Jerry) - Psychosemantics</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor (Jerry)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">The Language of Thought</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_96.htm">Book - Cited</A> <img src="../../asterisk_yellow.png" alt="Medium Quality Abstract"></TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor (Jerry) - The Language of Thought</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter"> 2%</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor (Jerry)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">The Language of Thought</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PaperSummary_11276.htm">Paper - By Subtopic</A> </TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor - The Language of Thought</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter"> 4%</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor (Jerry)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Why There Still Has to be a Language of Thought</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_699.htm">Paper - Cited</A> </TD> <TD WIDTH="35%" class = "BridgeLeft">Fodor - Psychosemantics, Appendix</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">Horgan (Terence) & Tienson (John)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_220.htm">Book - 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