Chomsky’s Theory of Mind: Concepts and Contents

Tattva - Journal of Philosophy 15 (1) (2023)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Nowadays, it is very debatable among philosophers, psychologists, linguists and artificial intelligence scientists that what mind actually is, where it exists and how it works? Chomsky, the great philosopher and the main exponent of cognitive revolution tries to sketch the description of mind, its nature, mental processes, its structure as well as its relation with its other cognitive modules. It also examines innate and acquired knowledge of mind. In this paper, I shall argue about the capacities of the mind, why Chomsky called mind capacity as different from its ability and other faculties. This paper also describes the theories that are connected with the field of mind i.e, mind and language, linguistic mentalism, Modular mind, Cartesian mind, mind-body problem, Philosophical grammar, and thought processes like reasoning and perceptions. Firstly, I shall argue about, does Chomsky consider mind different from brain, consciousness and thought? Secondly, does Chomsky consider mind as a separate concept or he regards it as the constituent of language only? And thirdly, how Chomsky responds to rationalists and empiricists?



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,923

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Chatting with Chomsky.Noam Chomsky - 2007 - In Henri Cohen & Brigette Stemmer (eds.), Consciousness and Cognition: Fragments of Mind and Brain. 253: Academic Press. pp. 245.
New horizons in the study of language and mind.Noam Chomsky - 2000 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use.Noam Chomsky - 1986 - Prager. Edited by Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel.
Chomsky's Language and Mind.Harry M. Bracken - 1970 - Dialogue 9 (2):236-247.
Language as internal.Anne Bezuidenhout - 2006 - In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 127--139.
Language and Mind.Noam Chomsky - 1968 - Cambridge University Press.
Chomsky and philosophy.Akeel Bilgrami - 2002 - Mind and Language 17 (3):290–302.
Chatting with Noam Chomsky.Noam Chomsky - 2007 - In Henri Cohen & Brigitte Stemmer (eds.), Consciousness and Cognition: Fragments of Mind and Brain. Elxevier Academic Press.
On Nature and Language.Adriana Belletti & Luigi Rizzi (eds.) - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.


Added to PP

13 (#1,061,253)

6 months
9 (#352,597)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Mudasir Ahmad Tantray
Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur, M.P. India

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references