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The Extended Mind
Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The question invites two standard replies. Some accept the demarcations of skin and skull, and say that what is outside the body is outside the mind. Others are ...
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?
The Twisted Matrix: Dream, Simulation or Hybrid?
(Oxford University Press, 2004)
“The Matrix is a computer-generated dreamworld built to keep us under control” Morpheus, early in The Matrix. “ In dreaming, you are not only out of control, you don’t even know it…I was completely duped again and again ...
Microfunctionalism: Connectionism and the Scientific Explanation of Mental States
(MIT Press, 1989)
My goal in the present treatment is to sketch and compare two scientific approaches to understanding the mind. The first approach, that of classical cognitivism, depicts mind as a manipulator of chunky, quite high-level, ...
Actions, Habits and Constitution
In this paper I offer a critique of the view made popular by Davidson that rationalization is a species of causal explanation, and propose instead that in many cases the explanatory relation is constitutive. Given ...
A proof of the (strengthened) Liar formula in a semantical extension of Peano Arithmetic
In the Tarskian theory of truth, the strengthened liar sentence is a theorem. More generally, any formalized truth theory which proves the full, self-applicative scheme True(“f”) f will prove the strengthened liar ...
Conservativeness and translation-dependent T-schemes
Certain translational T-schemes of the form True(“f”) « f(f), where f(f) can be almost any translation you like of f, will be a conservative extension of Peano arithmetic. I have an inkling that this means something ...
(Oxford University Press, 1993)
Enquiries into the possible nature and scope of innate knowledge never proceed in an empirical vaccuum. Instead, such conjectures are informed by a theory (perhaps only tacitly endorsed) concerning probable representational ...
Connectionism, Competence, and Explanation
(Oxford University Press, 1990)
A competance model describes the abstract structure of a solution to some problem, or class of problems, facing the would be intelligent system. Competance modles can be quite detailed, specifying far more than merely the ...