AIRESS Research Seminar

Africa Institute for Research in Economics and Social Sciences is organizing a seminar on Thursday, October 06th at 12:30 p.m at the Rabat Campus of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University under the theme "The Best Game in Town: The Re-Emergence of the Language of Thought Hypothesis Across the Cognitive Sciences''.

Our guest speaker for this event is Nicolas Porot, Professor at the Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences.


This paper provides a survey of evidence from computational cognitive psychology, perceptual psychology, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and social psychology, in favor of the language of thought hypothesis (LoTH). We outline six core properties of LoTs and argue that these properties cluster together throughout cognitive science. Instead of regarding LoT as a relic of the previous century, researchers in cognitive science and philosophy of mind should take seriously the explanatory breadth of LoT-based architectures as computational/representational approaches to the mind continue to advance.