Philosophy Compass:1-11 (2022)

Andrew Rubner
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
This paper looks at the nature of normal-proper functions and the role they play in theories of representational content. More specifically: I lay down two desiderata for a theory which tries to capture what's distinctive of normal-proper functions and discuss two prominent theories which claim to satisfy them. I discuss the advantages of having normal-proper functions ground a theory of representational content. And, I look at both orthodox and heterodox versions of such theories.
Keywords normal-proper functions  representationalism  philosophy of mind
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12852
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