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dc.contributor.authorShea, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-26 14:58:33
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:21:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1001607
dc.identifierOCN: 1053888145en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/28350
dc.description.abstract"Our thoughts are meaningful. We think about things in the outside world; how can that be so? This is one of the deepest questions in contemporary philosophy. Ever since the 'cognitive revolution', states with meaning-mental representations-have been the key explanatory construct of the cognitive sciences. But there is still no widely accepted theory of how mental representations get their meaning. Powerful new methods in cognitive neuroscience can now reveal information processing in the brain in unprecedented detail. They show how the brain performs complex calculations on neural representations. Drawing on this cutting-edge research, Nicholas Shea uses a series of case studies from the cognitive sciences to develop a naturalistic account of the nature of mental representation. His approach is distinctive in focusing firmly on the 'subpersonal' representations that pervade so much of cognitive science. The diversity and depth of the case studies, illustrated by numerous figures, make this book unlike any previous treatment. It is important reading for philosophers of psychology and philosophers of mind, and of considerable interest to researchers throughout the cognitive sciences."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTR Cognitive science
dc.subject.othercontemporary philosophy
dc.subject.othercognitive sciences
dc.subject.othermental representations
dc.subject.othercognitive neuroscience
dc.titleRepresentation in Cognitive Science
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198812883.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2
oapen.relation.isFundedBy178e65b9-dd53-4922-b85c-0aaa74fce079
oapen.relation.isbn9780198812883
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.pages304
oapen.place.publicationOxford, UK
oapen.grant.number681422
oapen.grant.acronymMetCogCon
oapen.identifier.ocn1053888145


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