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Representation Reconsidered

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Representation Reconsidered by William M. Ramsey
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Cognitive representation is the single most important explanatory notion in the sciences of the mind and has served as the cornerstone for the so-called 'cognitive revolution'. This book critically examines the ways in which philosophers and cognitive scientists appeal to representations in their theories, and argues that there is considerable confusion about the nature of representational states. This has led to an excessive over-application of the notion - especially in many of the fresher theories in computational neuroscience. Representation Reconsidered shows how psychological research is actually moving in a non-representational direction, revealing a radical, though largely unnoticed, shift in our basic understanding of how the mind works.

Author Biography

William M. Ramsey is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.
Release date NZ
June 21st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
270
Dimensions
152x228x25
ISBN-13
9780521859875
Product ID
1772461

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