The Modal—Amodal Distinction in the Debate on Conceptual Format

Philosophies 3 (2):7-0 (2018)

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Sabrina Haimovici
University of Buenos Aires
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In this paper, I review the main criteria offered for distinguishing the modal and amodal approaches to conceptual format: the type of input to which the representations respond, the relation they bear to perceptual states, and the specific neural systems to which they belong. I evaluate different interpretations of them and argue that they all face difficulties. I further show that they lead to cross-classifications of certain types of representations, using approximate number representations as an example.
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