Situativity and Symbols: Response to Vera and Simon

@article{Greeno1993SituativityAS,
  title={Situativity and Symbols: Response to Vera and Simon},
  author={James G. Greeno and Joyce L. Moore},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
  year={1993},
  volume={17},
  pages={49-59}
}
Vera and Simon (1993) have provided a helpful and welcome challenge in their articulate questioning of the point of view that emphasizes the situated character of action, including cognition and learning. A full discussion of their arguments and examples requires more space than we are allotted for this response, and we are preparing a longer article that will consider the issues they raised in more detail. We also welcome this opportunity to comment briefly on their provocative arguments. 
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