Tuesday, February 03, 2009
By a remarkable coincidence - actually it had to happen - I just picked up a book by one of my heroes, Jerry Fodor. It is called The Mind Doesn't Work That Way - of course, it doesn't - and the introduction is entitled 'Still Snowing'. Here's why:
'The bottom line will be that the current situation in cognitive science is light years from being satisfactory. Perhaps somebody will fix it eventually; but not, I should think, in the foreseeable future, and not with the tools that we currently have to hand. As he so often does, Eeyore catches the mood exactly: ''It's snowing still,' said Eeyore, '... and freezing... However,' he said brightening up a little, 'we haven't had an earthquake lately.''
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 10:07 am