Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Oxford University Press (1992)
This study examines the relationship between thought and language by considering the views of Kant and the later Wittgenstein along with many strands of contemporary debate in the area of mental content. Building on an analysis of the nature of concepts and conceptions of objects, Gillett provides an account of psychological explanation and the subject of experience, offers a novel perspective on mental representation and linguistic meaning, looks at the difficult topics of cognitive roles and singular thought, and concludes with an outline of certain considerations relevant to skeptical arguments and the nature of perception. The resulting synthesis demonstrates interesting correlations with current work in cognitive and developmental psychology, and is directly relevant to continuing work in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophical psychology.
Keywords Cognition  Epistemology  Language  Meaning  Perception  Psychoanalysis  Psychology  Representation  Science  Thought
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Call number B840.G54 1992
ISBN(s) 0198239939  
DOI 10.2307/2185794
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Grant R. Gillett (1988). Consciousness and Brain Function. Philosophical Psychology 1 (3):325-39.
Grant Gillett (2001). Signification and the Unconscious. Philosophical Psychology 14 (4):477 – 498.
Grant R. Gillett (1993). Social Causation and Cognitive Neuroscience. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 23 (1):27–45.

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