Nonconceptual content and the sound of music

Mind and Language 18 (4):402-426 (2003)
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: I present an argument for the existence of nonconceptual representational content. The argument is compatible with McDowell's defence of conceptualism against those arguments for nonconceptual content that draw upon claims about the fine‐grainedness of experience. I present a case for nonconceptual content that concentrates on the idea that experience can possess representational content that cannot perform the function of conceptual content, namely figure in the subject's reasons for belief and action. This sort of argument for nonconceptual content is best achieved with examples from auditory perception, especially our perception of music
Keywords Conceptualism  Language  Music  Representational
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00234
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