The Resource A mark of the mental : in defense of informational teleosemantics, Karen Neander

A mark of the mental : in defense of informational teleosemantics, Karen Neander

Label
A mark of the mental : in defense of informational teleosemantics
Title
A mark of the mental
Title remainder
in defense of informational teleosemantics
Statement of responsibility
Karen Neander
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on insights from causal theories of reference, teleosemantics, and state space semantics, a theory of naturalized mental representation
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N$T
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Neander, Karen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.I56
LC item number
N43 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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MIT CogNet
Series statement
Life and mind
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  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Mental representation
  • Reference (Philosophy)
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Mental representation
  • Reference (Philosophy)
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
Label
A mark of the mental : in defense of informational teleosemantics, Karen Neander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; 1 Thinking about Thought; Brentano's Problem; Naturalism, Consciousness, and Intentionality; From Informational Content to Representational Content; Original versus Derived Intentionality; Representations, Targets, and Contents; Semantic Evaluations; Teleosemantics; Overview of What Is to Come; 2 Positing Nonconceptual Representations; A First Example; A Second Example: AH's Visual Deficit; The Inference to Normal Perceivers; Representational (as Opposed to Informational) Content; Intensional Ascriptions; The Formality Assumption
  • Sharpening the Methodological ConundrumSemantic Externalism; Concluding Remarks; 3 Functional Analysis and the Species Design; How-Questions and Why-Questions; A Division of Explanatory Labor for SE and CR Functions?; Minimal and Normal-Proper Functions; Questioning Thesis 3; Solving the Generalization Problem; The Properly Functioning System; Is It Idealization?; Related Views; Concluding Remarks; 4 The Methodological Argument for Informational Teleosemantics; The Bare-Bones Version; Premise 1; Premises 2 and 3; Premises 4 and 5; Premise 6; From Methodology to Metaphysics
  • Teleosemantics: The Only Game in Town?Fodor's (Teleosemantic) Asymmetric-Dependency Theory; Cummins' (Teleosemantic) Picture Theory; Concluding Remarks; 5 Simple Minds; Why Anuran Perception Is Not a Toy Example; Sign-Stimuli and Prey-Capture in a Toad; Information Flow in the Neural Substrate; The Localization Content; What Is Represented?; An Attenuated Form of Verificationism?; Concluding Remarks; 6 Response Functions; Starting Teleosemantics at the Right End; Functions as Selected Dispositions; How Blind Is Natural Selection?; Normal Conditions versus Normal Causes
  • Unsuitable Analyses of InformationA Simple Causal Analysis of Information; Information-Carrying Functions; Concluding Remarks; 7 The Content-Determinacy Challenges; Six Content-Determinacy Challenges; The Simple Starter Theory: CT; Distinguishing Locally Co-Instantiated Properties; Distinguishing Properties Mutually Implicated in Selection; A Note on Color Realism; Seeing Green versus Seeing Grue; Mach Diamonds versus Ordinary Squares; Concluding Remarks; 8 Causally Driven Analogs; Inner Worlds Mirroring Outer Worlds; Analog Representations; The Second-Order Similarity Rule
  • Traditional Objections to Similarity-Based ContentWho Specifies the Isomorphism?; The Pictorial Intuition and Color Realism (Again); The Missing Shade of Blue; Representing Determinates of Determinables; Berkeley's Problem of Abstraction; A Neo-Lockean Strategy; A Neo-Humean Proposal; Concluding Remarks; 9 Distal and Distant Red Squares; The Problem of Distal Content; Informational Asymmetries in Response Functions; Other Solutions; Perceptual Constancies and Distal Content; Hallucinated Red Squares: In the World or Just in the Head?; Binding to Spatiotemporal Representation
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262339865
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990182874
  • (OCoLC)ocn990182874
Label
A mark of the mental : in defense of informational teleosemantics, Karen Neander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; 1 Thinking about Thought; Brentano's Problem; Naturalism, Consciousness, and Intentionality; From Informational Content to Representational Content; Original versus Derived Intentionality; Representations, Targets, and Contents; Semantic Evaluations; Teleosemantics; Overview of What Is to Come; 2 Positing Nonconceptual Representations; A First Example; A Second Example: AH's Visual Deficit; The Inference to Normal Perceivers; Representational (as Opposed to Informational) Content; Intensional Ascriptions; The Formality Assumption
  • Sharpening the Methodological ConundrumSemantic Externalism; Concluding Remarks; 3 Functional Analysis and the Species Design; How-Questions and Why-Questions; A Division of Explanatory Labor for SE and CR Functions?; Minimal and Normal-Proper Functions; Questioning Thesis 3; Solving the Generalization Problem; The Properly Functioning System; Is It Idealization?; Related Views; Concluding Remarks; 4 The Methodological Argument for Informational Teleosemantics; The Bare-Bones Version; Premise 1; Premises 2 and 3; Premises 4 and 5; Premise 6; From Methodology to Metaphysics
  • Teleosemantics: The Only Game in Town?Fodor's (Teleosemantic) Asymmetric-Dependency Theory; Cummins' (Teleosemantic) Picture Theory; Concluding Remarks; 5 Simple Minds; Why Anuran Perception Is Not a Toy Example; Sign-Stimuli and Prey-Capture in a Toad; Information Flow in the Neural Substrate; The Localization Content; What Is Represented?; An Attenuated Form of Verificationism?; Concluding Remarks; 6 Response Functions; Starting Teleosemantics at the Right End; Functions as Selected Dispositions; How Blind Is Natural Selection?; Normal Conditions versus Normal Causes
  • Unsuitable Analyses of InformationA Simple Causal Analysis of Information; Information-Carrying Functions; Concluding Remarks; 7 The Content-Determinacy Challenges; Six Content-Determinacy Challenges; The Simple Starter Theory: CT; Distinguishing Locally Co-Instantiated Properties; Distinguishing Properties Mutually Implicated in Selection; A Note on Color Realism; Seeing Green versus Seeing Grue; Mach Diamonds versus Ordinary Squares; Concluding Remarks; 8 Causally Driven Analogs; Inner Worlds Mirroring Outer Worlds; Analog Representations; The Second-Order Similarity Rule
  • Traditional Objections to Similarity-Based ContentWho Specifies the Isomorphism?; The Pictorial Intuition and Color Realism (Again); The Missing Shade of Blue; Representing Determinates of Determinables; Berkeley's Problem of Abstraction; A Neo-Lockean Strategy; A Neo-Humean Proposal; Concluding Remarks; 9 Distal and Distant Red Squares; The Problem of Distal Content; Informational Asymmetries in Response Functions; Other Solutions; Perceptual Constancies and Distal Content; Hallucinated Red Squares: In the World or Just in the Head?; Binding to Spatiotemporal Representation
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262339865
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990182874
  • (OCoLC)ocn990182874

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