Topoi 39 (1):81-94 (2020)

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Miguel Angel Sebastian
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Marc Artiga
Universitat De València
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In this essay we discuss recent attempts to analyse the notion of representation, as it is employed in cognitive science, in purely informational terms. In particular, we argue that recent informational theories cannot accommodate the existence of metarepresentations. Since metarepresentations play a central role in the explanation of many cognitive abilities, this is a serious shortcoming of these proposals.
Keywords Information  Mental representation  Mental Content  Metacognition  Metarepresentations
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Informational Theories of Content and Mental Representation.Marc Artiga & Miguel Ángel Sebastián - 2020 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 11 (3):613-627.

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