Patrice Terrier (1998) Why is the Question of Content Still Open?
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Psycoloquy 9(58): Why is the Question of Content Still Open?
WHY IS THE QUESTION OF CONTENT STILL OPEN?
Commentary on Markman-Dietrich on Representation-Mediation.
Department of Psychology,
University of Toulouse II,
5 all. A. Machado,
There appears to be an inconsistency in Markman &
Dietrich (1998, paras. 67 vs 68): If there is nothing more to being
a representation than being a state that mediates between mental
contents, why is content still characterized as an open question?
A process by which mental contents are related has no need for
mental content over and above the terms it relates.
compositionality, computation, connectionism, discrete
states, dynamic Systems, explanation, information, meaning,
mediating states, representation, rules, semantic Content symbols