I read Pinker's How the Mind Works a few years back, and a thought occurred to me that I couldn't find in the two serious reviews (Fodor and somebody else, I forget)I dredged up afterwards.
If one's brain is made up of modules- substructures specialised by evolution
to process different data, does that imply that certain of one's experiences are
My rationale, very roughly, is that if processing is, so to speak, a series of monologues in diverse and disjoint tongues, this would be consistent with (imply?) the qualia hypothesis. For me this is the reason why massive modularity is untenable, as for various reasons I would not touch any qualia-driven theory of the mind with a barge pole.
Is my hunch in any way tenable? Has anyone put forward such a contention seriously?