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Language, consciousness, and cross-modular thought

Frankish, Keith (2002). Language, consciousness, and cross-modular thought. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(6) pp. 685–686.

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Carruthers suggests that natural language, in the form of inner speech, may be the vehicle of conscious propositional thought, but he argues that its fundamental cognitive role is as the medium of cross-modular thinking, both conscious and nonconscious. I argue that there is no evidence for nonconscious cross-modular thinking and that the most plausible view is that cross-modular thinking, like conscious propositional thinking, occurs only in inner speech.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1469-1825
Extra Information: Journal published by the Cambridge Univesity Press which holds the copyright.
Keywords: Conscious thought; cross-modular thought; modularity; nonconscious thought
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 2264
Depositing User: Keith Frankish
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2014 15:50
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