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Representation in Cognitive Science

Nicholas Shea

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The representational theory of mind (RTM) has given us the powerful insight that thinking consists of the processing of mental representations. Behaviour is the result of these cognitive processes ... More


THE PUZZLE OF MIMESIS

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277346
eISBN:
9780191602641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277346.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Pictures enable us to see scenes in marked surfaces. This raises a puzzle—how can an evaluation of a picture as a vehicle for seeing-in differ from an evaluation of the scene itself? To solve the ... More


Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Steven Gross, Nicholas Tebben, and Michael Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

Much contemporary thinking about language is animated by the idea that the core function of language is to represent how the world is and that therefore the notion of representation should play a ... More


Framework

Nicholas Shea

in Representation in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter sets out and motivates a framework for naturalizing content, ‘varitel semantics’. It is based on the explanatory advantages that flow from realism about the vehicles of content. Its ... More


Standard Objections

Nicholas Shea

in Representation in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Varitel semantics has several resources for dealing with indeterminacy. It gives rise to more determinate contents than informational semantics or consumer-based teleosemantics. The remaining ... More


How Content Explains

Nicholas Shea

in Representation in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The varitel accounts of content allow us to see how the practice of representational explanation works and why content has an explanatory role to play. They establish the causal-explanatory relevance ... More


Global Expressivism and the Truth in Representation

Allan Gibbard

in Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for a kind of global expressivism that allows a sense in which naturalistic thinking and language might be paradigmatically representational whereas normative thinking and ... More


Idling and Sidling Toward Philosophical Peace

Huw Price

in Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the location of John McDowell’s recipe for philosophical tranquility with respect to certain other positions in contemporary philosophy. It is argued that McDowell’s development ... More


Is (Determinate) Meaning a Naturalistic Phenomenon?

Paul Boghossian

in Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

This chapter revisits the question whether facts about intentional content can be understood in purely naturalistic terms. In a previous work, ‘The Rule-Following Considerations’, it was argued that ... More


Kripke’s Wittgenstein

Paul Horwich

in Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

Inspired by Wittgenstein’s discussion in paragraphs 138 to 242 of the Philosophical Investigations, Saul Kripke devised a widely discussed line of argument that questions the reality of meaning, and ... More


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