Title

Cognition without representation?

RIS ID

80493

Publication Details

Hutto, D. (1999). Cognition without representation?. In A. Riegler, M. Peschl and A. Von Stein (Eds.), Understanding Representation in the Cognitive Sciences: Does Representation Need Reality? (pp. 57-74). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Additional Publication Information

The book is based on the Proceedings of the NTCS '97: Does Representation Need Reality? Vienna, Austria, May 14-16, 1997. ISBN: 0306462869

Abstract

In addressing the question "Do representations need reality?", this paper attempts to show that a principled understanding of representations requires that they have objective, systematic content. It is claimed that there is an interesting form of non-conceptual, intentional content which is processed by non-systematic connectionist networks and has its correctness conditions provided by a minimalist teleosemantics; but this type of content is not properly representational. Finally, I consider the consequences that such a verdict has on eliminativist views that look to connectionism as a means of radically re-conceiving our understanding of cognition.

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