Jerry Fodor

Jerry Fodor

...monetary exchanges have interesting things in common; Gresham's law, if true, says what one of these interesting things is. But what is interesting about monetary exchanges is surely not their commonalities under physical description. A natural kind like a monetary exchange could turn out to be co-extensive with a physical natural kind; but if it did, that would be an accident on a cosmic scale.More Jerry Fodor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
On my bad days, I sometimes wonder what philosophers are for.More Jerry Fodor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are lots of cases where we know more about how the world works than we do about how we know how it works. That's no paradox. Understanding the structure of galaxies is one thing, understanding how we understand the structure of galaxies is quite another. There isn't the slightest reason why the first should wait on the second and, in point of historical fact, it didn't. This bears a lot of emphasis; it turns up in philosophy practically everywhere you look.More Jerry Fodor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The content of a thought depends on its external relations; on the way that the thought is related to the world, not on the way that it is related to other thoughts.More Jerry Fodor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Jerry Fodor quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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