Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Foundations Meeting

Tuesday June 7, Seminar Room D

Focus on non-mental representation, mainly the notion of representation involved in computation.
Key reading for Frances Egan's 'Computation and Content', in which she argues (against the orthodoxy) that there's nothing essentially 'representational' about computational states. I'll be expecting everyone to have read at least this paper in full.

For a defence of the orthodox 'received view' and a response to Egan, see Mark Sprevak's 2010 paper. Bill Ramsey's 1997 Mind & Language paper is a nice exploration of the explanatory role of representations in cognitive science, with a focus on connectionist systems.
Contact Zoe Drayson for the readings.

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