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Fodor's Frame Problem and Relevance Theory (reply to Chiappe & Kukla)

Sperber, Dan and Wilson, Deirdre (1996) Fodor's Frame Problem and Relevance Theory (reply to Chiappe & Kukla). [Journal (Paginated)]

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Chiappe and Kukla argue that relevance theory fails to solve the frame problem as defined by Fodor. They are right. They are wrong, however, to take Fodor’s frame problem too seriously. Fodor’s concerns, on the other hand, even though they are wrongly framed, are worth addressing. We argue that Relevance theory helps address them.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:frame problem, jerry fodor, philosophy of mind, pragmatics, relevance, relevance theory
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:2029
Deposited By:Sperber, Dan
Deposited On:13 Jan 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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