Empirical Lessons for Philosophical Theories of Mental Content

  title={Empirical Lessons for Philosophical Theories of Mental Content},
  author={Nicholas Shea},
This thesis concerns the content of mental representations. It draws lessons for philosophical theories of content from some empirical findings about brains and behaviour drawn from experimental psychology (cognitive, developmental, comparative), cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science (computational modelling). Chapter 1 motivates a naturalist and realist approach to mental representation. Chapter 2 sets out and defends a theory of content for static feedforward connectionist networks… CONTINUE READING

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