David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Synthese 129 (2):275-295 (2001)
The actual approaches of Cognitive Science offer a partial explanation of cognition. In this paper, our main point is to catch some key elements from these approaches, that can be taken together in a future perspective for a better explanation of cognition. The key elements (levels of analysis, primitives, processes, structures, threshold,self-organisation, bidirectionality, emergency, habituation, tasks, theinteraction between levels and also the interactions between the elements of the cognitive system and the environment) help us to stress the need of the representations. Then, we arediscussing the following dichotomies: procedural-declarative,consciousness-unconsciousness, implicit-explicit. Finally, we will try to motivate the necessity of an abstract theory of representation in Cognitive Science. ``The sensitive things aren't, but the ideas are''
|Keywords||Cognition Cognitive Science Consciousness Metaphysics Representation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Gabriel Vacariu (2005). Mind, Brain, and Epistemologically Different Worlds. Synthese 147 (3):515-548.
Similar books and articles
Dan Lloyd (1997). Consciousness and its Discontents. Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal 30 (3-4):273-284.
Arthur B. Markman & Eric Dietrich, Something Old, Something New: Extending the Classical View of Representation.
Alvin I. Goldman (2012). A Moderate Approach to Embodied Cognitive Science. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (1):71-88.
Albert Newen & Kai Vogeley (2003). Self-Representation: Searching for a Neural Signature of Self-Consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition 12 (4):529-543.
Timothy L. Hubbard (2007). What is Mental Representation? And How Does It Relate to Consciousness? Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (1):37-61.
Grant R. Gillett (1989). Representations and Cognitive Science. Inquiry 32 (September):261-77.
Arthur B. Markman & Eric Dietrich (2000). Extending the Classical View of Representation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (12):470-475.
Alexander Riegler (ed.) (1999). Understanding Representation in the Cognitive Sciences: Does Representation Need Reality. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Pub.
Hengwei Li & Huaxin Huang (2007). Representation and Development of Cognition. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):583-600.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads40 ( #83,639 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #74,830 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?