Mind and Language 37 (1):94-113 (2022)

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Sam Clarke
University of Pennsylvania
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This paper refines a controversial proposal: that core systems belong to a perceptual kind, marked out by the format of its representational outputs. Following Susan Carey, this proposal has been understood in terms of core representations having an iconic format, like certain paradigmatically perceptual outputs. I argue that they don’t, but suggest that the proposal may be better formulated in terms of a broader analogue format type. Formulated in this way, the proposal accommodates the existence of genuine icons in perception, and avoids otherwise troubling objections.
Keywords Core cognition, representational format, analogue representation, analog representation, iconic representation, Susan Carey
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DOI 10.1111/mila.12315
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