`serves up plenty of clever barbs, potshots, and one-liners' The Philosophical Review, Vol.109, No.4
`immensely stimulating. Anyone working in the area will need to study its trenchant critical discussion of key positions in philosophy, linguistics, and psychology. These readers will be rewarded as well by the book's many illuminating asides and its more constructive closing chapters.' Steven Gross
`a rich account of what a science of the mind might look like if concepts had no structure ... a daunting critique of much of contemporary philosophy and cognitive science. Like most of Fodor's work, this book is bound to infuriate some and delight others. Either way it is full of interesting arguments, and as Fodor's most comprehensive overview of his philosophical position in years, his new book deserves to be - and surely will be - widely read.' British Journal of the Philosophy of Science 50 (1999)
`Fodor continues to be one of philosophy's great idea generators. This provocative book will set the agenda for discussion about concepts for years to come. Fodor argues for atomism about concepts with wit, verve and style. Everyone interested in philosophical issues of language or mind should study this book.' Ned Block, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, New York University
Jerry Fodor is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.