Is perception encapsulated? The debate between Fodor and Churchland

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The argument that the encapsulation of perceptual modules provides secure bases for the reliability of observation in scientific disputes is strongly rejected by Churchland. While this debate was carried around the illusions, it reached to a fruitless point because the notion of illusion, the meaning of illusions and its place in the cognitive system is ambiguous. In order to come to a meaningful conclusion, the debate should be enriched by some other and clear evidence.


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N. Boz, “Is perception encapsulated? The debate between Fodor and Churchland,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.