Reward Prediction Error Signals are Meta‐Representational

Noûs 48 (2):314-341 (2012)
1. Introduction 2. Reward-Guided Decision Making 3. Content in the Model 4. How to Deflate a Metarepresentational Reading Proust and Carruthers on metacognitive feelings 5. A Deflationary Treatment of RPEs? 5.1 Dispensing with prediction errors 5.2 What is use of the RPE focused on? 5.3 Alternative explanations—worldly correlates 5.4 Contrast cases 6. Conclusion Appendix: Temporal Difference Learning Algorithms
Keywords metarepresentation  metacognition  nonconceptual content  theories of content  metasemantics  nonconceptual content  reward-guided decision-making  prediction error  reinforcement learning  temporal difference learning algorithm
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2012.00863.x
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