Rerepresentation : Readings in the Philosophy of Mental Representation

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This collection of papers on issues in the theory of mental representation expresses a diversity of recent reflections on the idea that C. D. Broad so aptly characterized in the title of his book Mind and the World Order. An important impetus in the project of organizing this work were the discussions I had with Keith Lehrer while I was a Visiting Scholar in the department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. His encouragement and friendship were of great value to me and I wish to express my thanks to him here. A word of thanks too for Mike Harnish who casually suggested the title Rerepresentation. I wish to express my thanks to Hans Schuurmans of the Computer Center at Tilburg University for his patient and cheerful assistance in preparing the manuscript. Professor J. Verster of the University of Groningen kindly provided the plates for the Ames Room figures. Thieu Kuys helped not only with the texts but also relieved me of chores so that I could devote more time to meeting deadlines. Barry Mildner had a major role in the text preparation using his skills and initiative in solving what seemed like endless technical problems. My deepest thanks are reserved for Anti Sax whose contribution to the project amount to a co-editorship of this volume. She participated in every phase of its development with valuable suggestions, prepared the indexes, and worked tirelessly to its completion.
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  • Hardback | 417 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 1,770g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • XXIV, 417 p.
  • 0792300459
  • 9780792300458

Table of contents

Semantics, Wisconsin Style.- Representation and Covariation.- Individualism and Psychology.- Thoughts and Belief Ascriptions.- The Alleged Evidence for Representationalism.- Narrow Content.- A Farewell to Functionalism.- Metaphysical Arguments for Internalism and Why They Don't Work.- Dual Aspect Semantics.- Innate Representations.- Reflexive Reflections.- Some Reductive Strategies in Cognitive Neurobiology.- Computation, Representation, and Content in Noncognitive Theories of Perception.- Beliefs Out of Control.- Intentionality.- Postscript October, 1987.- Intentionality Speaks for Itself.- A Narrow Representational Theory of the Mind.- Name Index.
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