Tracking Representationalism

In Andrew Bailey (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: The Key Thinkers. Continuum. pp. 209-235 (2014)

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Angela Mendelovici
University of Western Ontario
David Bourget
University of Western Ontario
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This paper overviews the current status of debates on tracking representationalism, the view that phenomenal consciousness is a matter of tracking features of one's environment in a certain way. We overview the main arguments for the view and the main objections and challenges it faces. We close with a discussion of alternative versions of representationalism that might overcome the shortcomings of tracking representationalism
Keywords representationalism  intentionalism  consciousness  phenomenal character  intentionality representation
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