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Type: Journal article
Title: Narrow Structuralism: Paving a Middle Path Between Cummins and Millikan
Author: Nestor, M.
Citation: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2017; 95(1):109-123
Publisher: Australasian Association of Psychology and Philosophy
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0004-8402
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Matthew J. Nestor
Abstract: Millikan [2000] has levelled a number of persuasive criticisms against Cummins's [1996] theory of mental representation. In this paper, I pave a middle path in the debate between Cummins [2000] and Millikan [2000] to answer two questions. (1) How are representations applied to targets? (2) How is the content of a representation determined? The result is a new theory of mental representation, which I call narrow structuralism.
Keywords: Mental representation; resemblance; isomorphism; mental causation; accuracy; narrow content
Rights: © 2016 Australasian Association of Philosophy
RMID: 0030051213
DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2016.1153683
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