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Folk Psychology and Cognitive Architecture

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 2022

Frances Egan*
Department of Philosophy Rutgers University


It has recently been argued that the success of the connectionist program in cognitive science would threaten folk psychology. I articulate and defend a “minimalist” construal of folk psychology that comports well with empirical evidence on the folk understanding of belief and is compatible with even the most radical developments in cognitive science.

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Copyright © Philosophy of Science Association 1995

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Thanks to William Bechtel, David Davies, Paul Lodge, Robert Matthews, Robert McCauley, and William Ramsey for helpful comments and criticism.

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