(2017) Synthese 194 (11).

Arguing about representation

Mark Rowlands

pp. 4215-4232

The question of whether cognition requires representations has engendered heated discussion during the last two decades. I shall argue that the question is, in all likelihood, a spurious one. There may or may not be a fact of the matter concerning whether a given item qualifies as a representation. However, even if there is, attempts to establish whether cognition requires representation have neither practical nor theoretical utility.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0646-4

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Rowlands, M. (2017). Arguing about representation. Synthese 194 (11), pp. 4215-4232.

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