Deflating representation : computation, structure, and content

@inproceedings{Mollo2017DeflatingR,
  title={Deflating representation : computation, structure, and content},
  author={Dimitri Coelho Mollo},
  year={2017}
}
The present work focuses on the notions of representation and computation, and the explanatory role they play in the cognitive sciences. I put forward a de ationary view of representational content, and argue that explanatory internal states in the cognitive sciences are primarily individuated by their computational structure, rather than by content. In Part I, I survey the mainstream accounts of representation and content present in the philosophical literature: functional role semantics… CONTINUE READING

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