Cognitive science and the problem of semantic content

Synthese 70 (February):247-69 (1987)
The problem of semantic content is the problem of explicating those features of brain processes by virtue of which they may properly be thought to possess meaning or reference. This paper criticizes the account of semantic content associated with fodor's version of cognitive science, And offers an alternative account based on mathematical communication theory. Its key concept is that of a neuronal representation maintaining a high-Level of mutual information with a designated external state of affairs under changing conditions of perceptual presentation
Keywords Cognitive  Content  Epistemology  Semantics
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DOI 10.1007/BF00413938
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