In Memoriam: Jerry Fodor (1935-2017)
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jerry Fodor. The world’s leading philosopher of mind, Jerry was at the forefront of the cognitive revolution, and a founder of the Rutgers Cognitive Science Center (RuCCS). RuCCS will have an event in Spring 18, and an event in Fall 18 in honor of his memory.
- Rutgers Today Obituary
- The Guardian Obituary
- NYT Obituary
- Jerry Fodor’s Enduring Critique of Neo-Darwinism (The New Yorker)
- Fodor was voted the most influential philosopher of mind since World War II.
- The London Review of Books
- The Man Who Hated Relativism by Geoffrey Pullum
- Some remembrances of Jerry: Randy Gallistel (RuCCS), Felipe de Brigard (Duke), Richard Heck (Brown), Georges Rey (Maryland)
Dr. Papathomas' Illusion Research featured by Scientific American
Read and experience Dr. Thomas Papathomas’s captivating illusions in this edition of Scientific American. Dr. Papathomas is a long time Executive Council member for the Center for Cognitive Science, where he works on visual perception and the development of neurophysiologically plausible computational models.
Dr. Kristen Syrett wins LSA Early Career Award
We are excited to announce that the Linguistic Society of America has chosen Dr. Kristen Syrett as the recipient of their Early Career Award. Instituted in 2010, this award recognizes scholars early in their career who have made outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics.