Quotation by Jerry Alan Fodor

... in doing our psychology, we want to attribute mental states fully opaquely because it's the fully opaque reading which tells us what the agent has in mind, and it's what the agent has in mind that causes his behavior.
Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935), U.S. professor of philosophy (Rutgers, formerly City University of New York, MIT). "Methodological Solipsism Considered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology," The Behavioral and Brain Sciences III, 1 (March 1980): 63-109.
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