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Naturalising representational content

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This paper sets out a view about the explanatory role of representational content and advocates one approach to naturalising content – to giving a naturalistic account of what makes an entity a representation and in virtue of what it has the content it does. It argues for pluralism about the metaphysics of content and suggests that a good strategy is to ask the content question with respect to a variety of predictively successful information processing models in experimental psychology and co...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/phc3.12033

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Institution:
University of Oxford; Kings' College London
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
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Shea, N
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086041/Z/08/Z
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy Compass Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
5
Pages:
496–509
Publication date:
2013-05-01
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EISSN:
1747-9991
Language:
English
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2015-01-28

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