Jerry Alan Fodor

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    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.
    Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)

    ... in doing our psychology, we want to attribute mental states fully opaquely because it’s the fully opaque reading which tells us what the agent has in mind, and it’s what the agent has in mind that causes his behavior.
    —Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)

    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.
    Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)

    Dianne’s not one of the boys, but she’s not one of the girls, either.
    Marcia Smolens, U.S. political campaign aide. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 15, by Jerry Roberts (1994)

    ... in doing our psychology, we want to attribute mental states fully opaquely because it’s the fully opaque reading which tells us what the agent has in mind, and it’s what the agent has in mind that causes his behavior.
    —Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)

    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.
    —Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)