An elegant explanation of language and thought and how they relate to each other.
This is the sort of paper that you either read and understand in its entirety or that you translate into just a few sentences and then understand. The latter approach attest to the theory’s elegance. There are two types of language. There is the one that we use to talk to each other. We use the other one unconsciously to perform the myriad of tasks ranged under the heading of thought. The language of thought blends symbolism and probability. It thereby leavens the latter with a healthy dose of inference and causal reasoning. The brain translates between the two languages, thus enabling us to exchange thoughts with others in a common currency. Now you have it.
Link to paper: https://web.stanford.edu/~ngoodman/papers/ConceptsChapter-final.pdf
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