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Modularity of Mind

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[Revised entry by Philip Robbins on August 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The concept of modularity has loomed large in philosophy of psychology since the early 1980s, following the publication of Fodor's landmark book The Modularity of Mind (1983). In the decades since the term 'module' and its cognates first entered the lexicon of cognitive science, the conceptual and theoretical landscape in this area has changed dramatically. Especially noteworthy in this respect has been the development of evolutionary psychology, whose proponents adopt a less stringent conception of modularity than the...

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