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The Architecture of CognitionRethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge$
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Paco Calvo and John Symons

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027236

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.001.0001

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Can an ICS Architecture Meet the Systematicity and Productivity Challenges?

Can an ICS Architecture Meet the Systematicity and Productivity Challenges?

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(p.31) 2 Can an ICS Architecture Meet the Systematicity and Productivity Challenges?
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The Architecture of Cognition
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Brian P. McLaughlin

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.003.0002

After spelling out the systematicity challenge to connectionism, I examine Paul Smolensky and Géraldine Legendre's attempt to meet the challenge by appeal to a kind of architecture that they label “an integrated connectionist/symbolic architecture.” I argue that although their response to the systematicity challenge is of considerable interest, it fails to meet the challenge.

Keywords:   Activation vector, Binary tree, Connectionism, Distributed representations, Implementational connectionism, Integrated connectionist/symbolic architecture, Language of thought, Productivity, Tensor product representations, Tensorial computation

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