Representation and development of cognition

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):583-600 (2007)

One of the major divergences between dynamical systems theory and symbolism lies in their views on the role of representation in cognition. From the perspective of development, the cognitive development could be divided into three levels: sensorimotor, imagery representation and linguistic representation. It is claimed that representation is not a sufficient condition though it is necessary for cognition. However, it does not mean that the authors agree with the notion of strong coupling in dynamicism that completely rejects representation.
Keywords cognitive science  representation  cognitive development  the dynamical system theory  embodiment  situatedness  strong coupling  认知科学  表征  认知发展  动力系统理论  具身性  情境性  强耦合
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