TY - UNPB ID - cogprints353 UR - http://cogprints.org/353/ A1 - Aydede, Murat TI - Language of Thought Hypothesis: State of the Art Y1 - 1998/01// N2 - The Language of Thought Hypothesis (LOTH) is an empirical thesis about thought and thinking. For their explication, it postulates a physically realized system of representations that have a combinatorial syntax (and semantics) such that operations on representations are causally sensitive only to the syntactic properties of representations. According to LOTH, thought is, roughly, the tokening of a representation that has a syntactic (constituent) structure with an appropriate semantics. Thinking thus consists in syntactic operations defined over representations. Most of the arguments for LOTH derive their strength from their ability to explain certain empirical phenomena like productivity, systematicity of thought and thinking. AV - public KW - Thinking KW - computation KW - syntax KW - language of thought KW - representation KW - naturalism KW - intentionality KW - connectionism KW - systematiciy KW - productivity KW - folk psychology KW - nativism ER -