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Title
Representation-hunger reconsidered
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Abstract
According to a standard representationalist view cognitive capacities depend on internal content-carrying states. Recent alternatives to this view have been met with the reaction that they have, at best, limited scope, because a large range of cognitive phenomenathose involving absent and abstract featuresrequire representational explanations. Here we challenge the idea that the consideration of cognition regarding the absent and the abstract can move the debate about representationalism along. Whether or not cognition involving the absent and the abstract requires the positing of representations depends upon whether more basic forms of cognition require the positing of representations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Synthese : an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science. - Dordrecht, 1936, currens
Publication
Dordrecht : 2014
ISSN
0039-7857
Volume/pages
191:15(2014), p. 3639-3648
ISI
000341696600009
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.06.2014
Last edited 10.06.2017
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