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Jerry Allan Fodor (b. 1935) is a philosopher at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is the author of many groundbreaking books in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, where he laid the groundwork for the modularity of mind and the language of thought thesis. Fodor is a major proponent of functionalism and opponent of inferential role semantics.
Books Authored by Fodor
- Hume Variations, Oxford University Press, 2003.
- The Compositionality Papers , (with E. Lepore), Oxford University Press 2002.
- The Mind Doesn't Work That Way: The Scope and Limits of Computational Psychology, MIT Press, 2000.
- In Critical Condition, MIT Press, 1998.
- Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong, (The 1996 John Locke Lectures), Oxford University Press, 1998.
- The Elm and the Expert, Mentalese and its Semantics, (The 1993 Jean Nicod Lectures), MIT Press, 1994.
- Holism: A Consumer Update, (ed. with E. Lepore), Grazer Philosophische Studien, Vol 46. Rodopi, Amsterdam, 1993.
- Holism: A Shopper's Guide, (ed. with E. Lepore), Blackwell, 1992.
- A Theory of Content and Other Essays, MIT Press, 1990.
- Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind, MIT Pres, 1987.
- The Modularity of Mind: An Essay on Faculty Psychology, MIT Press, 1983.
- Representations: Essays on the Foundations of Cognitive Science, Harvard Press (UK) and MIT Press (US), 1979.
- The Language of Thought, Harvard University Press, 1975.
- The Psychology of Language, with T. Bever and M. Garrett, McGraw Hill, 1974.
- Psychological Explanation, Random House, 1968.
- The Structure of Language, with Jerrold Katz (eds.), Prentice Hall, 1964.
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