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Single Idea 3213

[catalogued under 18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 4. Language of Thought]

Full Idea

The language of thought need not only be confined to creatures which speak a natural language.

Gist of Idea

Animals may also use a language of thought


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 10.1.1)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.265

A Reaction

I take it as axiomatic that our brains are no different in principles and fundamental mechanics from the lowliest of creatures. See Idea 7509.

Related Idea

Idea 7509 Roundworms live successfully with 302 neurons, so human freedom comes from our trillions [Pinker]