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  1. Robert J. Stainton & Christopher Viger, Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore.
    I met Ernie in 1965 on the wrestling mats of our high school in North Bergen, New Jersey, a township on top of the plateau overlooking Hoboken and across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Hoboken then was still the Hoboken of Elia Kazan’s “On the Waterfront” (1954).1 Even though the Hudson was less than a mile across at that point, it was a wide spiritual divide. We were Jersey boys, not New Yorkers. Ernie was as ambitious as I was about (...)
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  2. Daniel Dennett & Christopher Viger, Is Hirsch or Wilson Confused? A Commentary on "The Pitfalls of Heritability ".
    In "The pitfalls of heritability," a review of Edward O. Wilson’s Consilience Times Literary Supplement, Feb 12, 1999, p33], Jerry Hirsch claims to have convicted Wilson of a "confusion about genetic similarity and difference." In his book, Wilson claims that if we assume that "a mere one thousand genes out of the fifty to a hundred thousand genes in the human genome were to exist in two forms in the population," the probability of any two humans--excluding identical siblings--having the same (...)
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  3. Christopher Viger (2010). Andrew Brook and Kathleen Akins, Eds. Cognition and the Brain: The Philosophy and Neuroscience Movement Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 28 (3):173-176.
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  4. R. Stainton & C. Viger (eds.) (2008). Compositionality, Context, and Semantic Values.
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  5. Christopher Viger (2007). The Acquired Language of Thought Hypothesis. Interaction Studies 8 (1):125-142.
    I present the symbol grounding problem in the larger context of a materialist theory of content and then present two problems for causal, teleo-functional accounts of content. This leads to a distinction between two kinds of mental representations: presentations and symbols; only the latter are cognitive. Based on Milner and Goodale’s dual route model of vision, I posit the existence of precise interfaces between cognitive systems that are activated during object recognition. Interfaces are constructed as a child learns, and is (...)
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  6. C. Viger (2006). Frame Problem. In Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Elsevier. 610--613.
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  7. Christopher D. Viger (2006). Is the Aim of Perception to Provide Accurate Representations? A Case for the 'No' Side. In Robert J. Stainton (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science. Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing.
     
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  8. Christopher D. Viger (2005). Learning to Think: A Response to the Language of Thought Argument for Innateness. Mind and Language 20 (3):313-25.
    Jerry Fodor's argument for an innate language of thought continues to be a hurdle for researchers arguing that natural languages provide us with richer conceptual systems than our innate cognitive resources. I argue that because the logical/formal terms of natural languages are given a usetheory of meaning, unlike predicates, logical/formal terms might be learned without a mediating internal representation. In that case, our innate representational system might have less logical structure than a natural language, making it possible that we augment (...)
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  9. Maite Ezurdia, Robert Stainton & Christopher Viger (2004). Introduction. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (Supplement):7-13.
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  10. R. Stanton, M. Ezcurdia & C. Viger (eds.) (2004). New Essays in Philosophy of Language and Mind, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 30. University of Calgary Press.
  11. Christopher Viger (2002). St. Anselm's Ontological Argument Succumbs to Russell's Paradox. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 52 (3):123-128.
  12. Christopher Viger (2001). Joseph S. Catalano, Thinking Matter: Consciousness From Aristotle to Putnam and Sartre Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 21 (2):98-100.
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  13. Christopher Viger (2001). Peter Carruthers and Andrew Chamberlain, Eds., Evolution and the Human Mind: Modularity, Language and Meta-Cognition Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 21 (5):325-327.
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  14. Christopher D. Viger (2001). Locking on to the Language of Thought. Philosophical Psychology 14 (2):203-215.
    I demonstrate that locking on, a key notion in Jerry Fodor's most recent theory of content, supplemented informational atomism (SIA), is cashed out in terms of asymmetric dependence, the central notion in his earlier theory of content. I use this result to argue that SIA is incompatible with the language of thought hypothesis because the constraints on the causal relations into which symbols can enter imposed by the theory of content preclude the causal relations needed between symbols for them to (...)
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  15. R. J. Stainton & C. Viger (2000). Review of Concepts by Jerry Fodor. [REVIEW] Synthese 123:131-51.
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  16. Robert J. Stainton & Christopher Viger (2000). Jerry A. Fodor, Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong. Synthese 123 (1):131-151.
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  17. Robert J. Stainton & Christopher D. Viger (2000). Review of Jerry A. Fodor's Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong. [REVIEW] Synthese 123 (1):131-151.
     
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  18. Christopher D. Viger (2000). Where Do Dennett's Stances Stand? Explaining Our Kinds of Minds. In Andrew Brook, Don Ross & David L. Thompson (eds.), Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment. MIT Press.
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  19. Daniel C. Dennett & Christopher D. Viger (1999). Sort-of Symbols? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (4):613-613.
    Barsalou's elision of the personal and sub-personal levels tends to conceal the fact that he is, at best, providing the “specs” but not yet a model for his hypothesized perceptual symbols.
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  20. Christopher D. Viger (1999). The Possibility of Subisomorphic Experiential Differences. Brain and Behavioral Sciences 22 (6):975-975.
    Palmer=s main intuition pump, the Acolor machine, @ greatly underestimates the complexity of a system isomorphic in color experience to humans. The neuroscientific picture of this complexity makes clear that the brain actively produces our experiences by processes that science can investigate, thereby supporting functionalism and leaving no (color) room for a passive observer to witness subisomorphic experiential differences.
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