Jerry Alan Fodor was an American philosopher in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. (1935-2017)

He is called an atomist about representation by Brandom when he talks about the relation between ‘horses’ and horses. Fodor says we have to be able to understand that in terms of those items and their relations, independently of the relation of horses to any other representing, or of ‘horses’ to any other represented things.

  • ‘A’ means A iff all and only A’s cause ‘A’s.