Explaining Systematicity

Author: Aizawa, Kenneth

Source: Mind & Language, Volume 12, Number 2, June 1997 , pp. 115-136(22)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

Despite the considerable attention that the systematicity argument has enjoyed, it is worthwhile examining the argument within the context of similar explanatory arguments from the history of science. This kind of analysis helps show that Connectionism, qua Connectionism, really does not have an explanation of systematicity. Second, and more surprisingly, one finds that the systematicity argument sets such a high explanatory standard that not even Classicism can explain the systematicity of thought.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0017.00039

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, LA 71134-1188, USA

Publication date: June 1, 1997

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