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Representation in Mind : New Approaches to Mental Representation - Peter Slezak

Representation in Mind

New Approaches to Mental Representation

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Published: 18th June 2004
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'Representation in Mind' is the first book in the new series 'Perspectives on Cognitive Science' and includes well known contributors in the areas of philosophy of mind, psychology and cognitive science.
The papers in this volume offer new ideas, fresh approaches and new criticisms of old ideas. The papers deal in new ways with fundamental questions concerning the problem of mental representation that one contributor, Robert Cummins, has described as "THE problem in philosophy of mind for some time now." The editors' introductory overview considers the problem for which mental representation has been seen as an answer, sketching an influential framework, outlining some of the issues addressed and then providing an overview of the papers.
Issues include: the relation between mental representation and public, non-mental representation; misrepresentation; the role of mental representations in intelligent action; the relation between representation and consciousness; the relation between folk psychology and explanations invoking mental representations

Introduction: Issues and Overview
Notes Toward a Structuralist Theory of Mental Representation
Representation and Indication
Representation and the Meaning of Life
The Dynamic Emergence of Representation
New Norms For Teleosemantics
Representation and Experience
Phenomenal Qualities and Intermodal Perception
On Folk Psychology and Mental Representation
The World Gone Wrong? Images, Illusions, Mistakes and Misrepresentations
Representation, Reduction and Interdisciplinarity in the Sciences of Memory
Kant on Constructing Causal Representations
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ISBN: 9780080443942
ISBN-10: 008044394X
Series: Perspectives on Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 18th June 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55