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Jerry Fodor

American philosopher


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Jerry Alan Fodor was an American philosopher and the author of many crucial works in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. His writings in these fields laid the groundwork for the modularity of mind and the language of thought hypotheses, and he is recognized as having had "an enormous influence on virtually every portion of the philosophy of mind literature since 1960." Until his death in 2017 he held the position of State of New Jersey Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Rutgers University.

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City University of New York

Public university system in New York City

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

Rutgers University

Multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#238 World Rank