Analog and digital representation

Minds and Machines 18 (3):403-408 (2008)
Abstract
In this paper, I argue for three claims. The first is that the difference between analog and digital representation lies in the format and not the medium of representation. The second is that whether a given system is analog or digital will sometimes depend on facts about the user of that system. The third is that the first two claims are implicit in Haugeland's (1998) account of the distinction.
Keywords Analog representation   Digital representation   Mental representation   Numerical cognition
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