Representation , Interpretation , and Surrogative Reasoning

  title={Representation , Interpretation , and Surrogative Reasoning},
  author={Gabriele Contessa},
Gabriele Contessa In this paper, I develop Mauricio Suárez’s distinction between denotation, epistemic representation, and faithful epistemic representation. I then outline an interpretational account of epistemic representation, according to which a vehicle represents a target for a certain user if and only if the user adopts an interpretation of the vehicle in terms of the target, which would allow them to perform valid (but not necessarily sound) surrogative inferences from the model to the… CONTINUE READING

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