Postscript: The Virtues of Weak Modularity

  • Alex Walter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)


‘Modularity’ refers to the encapsulation of information within specific systems such that these systems are isolated from one another. A less Platonic way of phrasing this would be to claim that biases exist in neuro-cognitive response systems that are geared to specific classes of stimuli. Fodor (1983) advanced the view that perceptual and sensory input systems are strongly modular but that cognitive systems are not.


Evolutionary Psychologist Modern Human General Intelligence Social Intelligence Verbal Intelligence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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