Are the central systems modular at all? Are they massively modular? Defend your answers.
Central systems are the basic representation are beliefs , desires and attitudes. They are part of the
abductive reasoning, central systems are domain general , isotropic and quinean.The concept of
modularity has played a role in debates in philosophy , epistemology and additional areas of philosophy
When talking about modularity, one name inparticular comes to mind. Fodor. According to Fodor there
are canonical and common characeristics . Canonical are that of , Domain spefcifcity , Mandatory
operation, Limited central accessibility, Fast processing and Informational encapsulation. While common
characteristics are Fixed neural archtechture , specific breakdown patterns and innate.
Given that the mind is modular in the massive modularity thesis , we can see that planning , problem
soving and belief fixation are in the high level cognition functions. If the idea of massive modularity is
that the brain is a domain specific process