International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2021)

Exploring Jerry Fodor’s modularity of mind as a tool for comprehending mental architecture


Parinita Batra

The modurality of mind hypothesis is regarding the innate mechanisms that constitute the cognitive architecture of the mind. It is a hypothesis as to how the modules function in the mind as innate sub-systems with specific domains of their own. Jerry Fodor in the 1960s developed theories that have been influential across disciplinary boundaries. The concept of modularity has time and again been figured in recent deliberations to qualify its evidence of utility, as a tool for theorizing about mental architecture. There is a need to explore the varied dimensions, involved in different modules of the mind.
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