Moving forward (and beyond) the modularity debate. A network perspective

Matteo Colombo Philosophy of Science, 80, 3, pp. 356-377 - 2013

Philosophy of Science

At least since Fodor’s (1983) The Modularity of Mind, the notion of modularity has been one of the most important concepts used to articulate an account of the human cognitive architecture. An account of the human cognitive architecture provides us with an encompassing theory (a “blueprint”) of the nature, arrangement, and form of the structures and processes that are responsible for cognition and adaptive behavior. This should be distinguished from a theory of the origins of cognitive architectures, which is concerned with the evolutionary and developmental history of the structures and processes that are responsible for cognition and adaptive behavior.


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