Jerry Fodor, 28 April 2011
Show More Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban.
Princeton, 274 pp., £19.95, January 2011, 978 0 691 14674 4Show More
“... Sometimes, when I’m feeling dyspeptic, I wonder why psychologists have such a down on minds. Psychologists, of all people. In philosophy, ever since Plato, the mainstream opinion has been that the mind is the organ of thought; thinking is what the mind is for, and we act as we do because we think what we do. But psychologists, for the last hundred years or so, have mostly viewed that sort of ‘intellectualism’ as an embarrassing remnant of the Enlightenment: behaviourists say that the question of what minds are for doesn’t arise, since there aren’t any ...”