Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

What domain integration could not be

Philip Robbins a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130


Carruthers argues that natural language is the medium of non-domain-specific thought in humans. The general idea is that a certain type of thinking is conducted in natural language. It’ not exactly clear, however, what type of thinking this is. I suggest two different ways of interpreting Carruthers’ thesis on this point and argue that neither of them squares well with central-process modularism.