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Knowledge and Representation

This compilation of cutting-edge philosophical and scientific research comprises a survey of recent neuroscientific research on representational systems in animals and humans. Representational systems provide their owners with useful information about their environment and are shaped by the special informational needs of the organism with respect to its environment. In this volume, the authors address the long-standing dispute about the usefulness of the notion of representation in the study of behavior systems and offer a fresh perspective on representational systems that combines philosophical insights and experimental experience.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011

Co-publication with Mentis.


Table of Contents


1. Knowledge and Representation in the Recent Discussion: An Introduction
      Andreas Bartels, Eva-Maria Jung and Albert Newen
Part I: Knowledge
2. Intellectualism as Cognitive Science
     Martin Roth and Robert Cummins
3. Intellectualism and the Language of Thought: A Reply to Roth and Cummins
      Jason Stanley
4. Irreducible Forms of Knowledge—How in Patients with Visuomotor Pathologies: An Argument against Intellectualism
      Garry Young
5. Understanding Knowledge in a New Framework: Against Intellectualism as a Semantic Analysis and an Analysis of the Mind
      Eva-Maria Jung and Albert Newen
Part II: Representation
6. Representation in Analog Computation
      Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
7. Representing Time of Day in Circadian Clocks
       William Bechtel
8. The Explanatory Value of Representations in Cognitive Neuroscience
      Kai Vogeley and Andreas Bartels
9. Varieties of Representation
      Gottfried Vosgerau
10. Why Cognitive Neuroscience Should Adopt a “Pragmatic Stance”
      Andreas K. Engel


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