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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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The Emergence of Systematicity in Minimally Cognitive Agents

The Emergence of Systematicity in Minimally Cognitive Agents

(p.397) 16 The Emergence of Systematicity in Minimally Cognitive Agents
The Architecture of Cognition

Paco Calvo

Emma Martin

John Symons

The MIT Press

In this chapter, we examine marginal cases of systematicity in the behavior of minimally cognitive agents like plants and insects. Our intention is to provide in the context of such simple agents a basis for understanding systematicity in more sophisticated kinds of linguistically mediated cognition. To do so, we adopt a neo-Gibsonian perspective in order to show how systematicity may emerge, providing an explanation of the emergence of systematic intelligence per se rather than a defense of a particular cognitive architecture.

Keywords:   Behavioral systematicity, Minimal cognition, Ecological psychology, Plant neurobiology

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