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Twin Pleas: Probing Content and Compositionality
(Department of Philosophy. Brown University., 1997)
So called dual factor theories are proposed in an attempt to provide an explanation of the meaning of our utterances and the content of our mental states in terms that involve two different theories, each one serving ...
(Istituto Universitario Orientale, 1997)
There is a compelling idea in the air. Both contemporary philosophers of mind and philosophers of language are engaged in developing theories of (mental or linguistic) content that are naturalistic. The stand has been ...
Efficacy, Content and Levels of Explanation
(National Centre for Logical Investigation, 1991)
Let’s consider the following paradox (Fodor , Jackson and Petit  , Drestke , Block , Lepore and Loewer , Lewis , Segal and Sober ): i) The intentional content of a thought ...
The Implicit Conception of Implicit Conceptions. Reply to Christopher Peacocke
(Ridgeview Publishing Company (now Blackwell Publishing), 1998)
Peacocke's characterization of what he calls implicit conceptions recognizes the significance of a subset of contentful states in making rational behavior intelligible. What Peacocke has to offer in this paper is an ...
Meaning and Other Non-Biological Categories
In this paper I display a general metaphysical assumption that characterizes basic naturalistic views and that is inherited, in a residual form, by their leading teleological rivals. The assumption is that intentional ...
(John Benjamins Publishing, 1997)
The paper has a negative and a positive side. The negative side argues that neither the classical notions of narrow nor wide content are suitable for the purposes of psychological explanation. The positive side shows how ...
Extruding Intentionality from the Metaphysical Flux
(Taylor and Francis, 1999)
On the Origin of Objects is, at heart, an extended search for a non-circular and nonreductive characterization of two key notions: intentionality (the content or "aboutness" distinctive of mental states) and computation ...
Meaning, Dispositions, and Normativity
In a recent paper, Paul Coates defends a sophisticated dispositional account which allegedly resolves the sceptical paradox developed by Kripke in his monograph on Wittgenstein's treatment of following a rule (Kripke, ...
Connectionism, Moral Cognition, and Collaborative Problem Solving
(MIT Press, 1996)
How should linguistically formulated moral principles figure in an account of our moral understanding and practice?
Visual Awareness and Visuomotor Action
Recent work in "embodied, embedded" cognitive science links mental contents to large-scale distributed effects: dynamic patterns implicating elements of (what are traditionally seen as) sensing, reasoning and acting. Central ...