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Jerry Fodor

Obit (of sorts) in LRB but well worth reading his IEP entry. Update: here is the NYT obit. I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate anything else, excepting, maybe, fiberglass powerboats… surely, surely, no one but a relativist would drive a fiberglass powerboat. Cognitive sciencefunctionalismJerry FodorPhilosophy of mindrepresentationalism

Picking Holes in the Concept of Natural Selection

Evan Thompson reviews two of the most controversial books of recent years: What Darwin Got Wrong by Jerry Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel. Cognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessEvan Thompsonevolutionary biologyExplanationJerry FodorPhilosophy of mindsciencethomas nagel