Content for Cognitive Science

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This paper on mental representation argues that only certain contents are suitable for mainstream cognitive science and information processing explanations of cognitive capacities. It also argues via a detailed look at toad neuroethology that standard teleosemantic theories (e.g., Millikan’s and Sterelny’s) do not generate suitable content ascriptions for simple systems (frogs and the like), though other teleosemantic theories may do so (e.g., Neander’s and Dretske’s).

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Neander, K

Cited Editors

  • Papineau, D; McDonald, G

Published Date

  • 2006

Book Title

  • Teleosemantics

Start / End Page

  • 140 - 159

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