Articles on mental architecture


[20]   Opening up vision: The case against encapsulation. (With Ryan Ogilvie.) In draft. COMMENTS WELCOME.


[19]   On central cognition. Philosophical Studies, 170 (2014), 143-162.


[18]   Animal minds are real, (distinctively) human minds are not. American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2013), 233-247.


[17]   The fragmentation of reasoning. In P. Quintanilla, C. Mantilla, and P. Cépeda (eds.), Cognición Social y Lenguaje: La intersubjetividad en la evolución de la especie y en el desarrollo del nińo, Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2014.


[16]   The distinctively-human mind: the many pillars of cumulative culture. In G.Hatfield and H.Pittman (eds.), The Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture. Penn Museum Press, 2013. [written in 2007]


[15]   Metacognition and reasoning. (With Logan Fletcher.) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 367 (2012), 1366-1378.


[14]   Language in cognition. In E.Margolis, R.Samuels, and S.Stich (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science. OUP, 2011.


[13]   An architecture for dual reasoning. In J.Evans and K.Frankish (eds.), In Two Minds: dual processes and beyond. OUP, 2009.


[12]   Précis of The Architecture of the Mind & On Fodor-fixation, flexibility, and human uniqueness. Mind and Language, 23 (2008), 257-262 & 293-303.


[11]   Simple heuristics meet massive modularity. In Carruthers, Laurence, and Stich (eds.), The Innate Mind 2: culture and cognition. OUP, 2006.


[10]   The case for massively modular models of mind. In R.Stainton (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science. Blackwell, 2006.


[9]    Distinctively human thinking: modular precursors and components. In P.Carruthers, S.Laurence, and S.Stich (eds.), The Innate Mind: structure and content. OUP, 2005. Click here for pdf.


[8]    Practical reasoning in a modular mind. Mind and Language, 19 (2004), 259-278. Click here for pdf.


[7]    Modularity, language, and the flexibility of thought. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25:6 (2002), 705-719. (Published in 2003.) (Replies to commentators on #[6].)

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[6]    The cognitive functions of language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25:6, (2002), 657-674. (Published in 2003.)


[5]    On Fodor's Problem. Mind and Language, 18 (2003), 502-523. Click here for pdf.


[4]    Is the mind a system of modules shaped by natural selection? In C. Hitchcock (ed.), Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Science. Blackwell, 2003.


[3]    Moderately massive modularity. In A. O’Hear (ed.), Mind and Persons. CUP, 2003.


[2]    The roots of scientific reasoning: infancy, modularity, and the art of tracking. In P.Carruthers, S.Stich and M.Siegal (eds.), The Cognitive Basis of Science. CUP, 2002.


[1]    Thinking in language?: evolution and a modularist possibility. In P.Carruthers and J.Boucher (eds.), Language and Thought. CUP, 1998.