Charles Wallis (1993) Counterfactuals, Asymmetry, and Representation
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Psycoloquy 4(45): Counterfactuals, Asymmetry, and Representation
COUNTERFACTUALS, ASYMMETRY, AND REPRESENTATION
Reply to Mortensen & O'Brien on Fodor-Representation
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Mortensen and O'Brien insist that tokening histories are
relevant to explanation, yet they admit that such histories are
ambiguous or irrelevant to current dispositional probabilities.
They may have a reason to suppose tokening histories are relevant
to representational content (hence, to computational explanations).
Their reason, however, is not present in their response.
color vision, Fodor, mind/body problem, perception,
representation, semantics, sensory transduction, verificationism
- Biederman, I. 1987, Recognition by Components: A Theory of Image Understanding, Psychological Review 94, 115-147.
- Mortensen, C. and O'Brien, G. (1993) Representation and Causal Asymmetry. PSYCOLOQUY 4(19) fodor-representation.5.
- Wallis, C (1992) Asymmetric Dependence and Mental Representation. PSYCOLOQUY 3(70) fodor-representation.1.