Psychosemantics and Representationalism
Available Online June 2017.
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- psychosemantics; meaning; representation; intentionality; atomism; holism; proper function
- Psychosemantics is a research program aimed to naturalize meaning, demonstrate how it emerges from natural properties of mental states and processes. The present article explores what seems to be an essence of psychosemantic theories of meaning in order to bring to light their most general problem. It is stated that psychosemantics may give some useful patterns of meaning, but they may become useful as explanations of what mental contents literally mean to a receiving or consuming system, and what the later literally understands from them, only if we abandon the representationalist account of mental contents.
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TY - CONF AU - Alexey Chernyak PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - Psychosemantics and Representationalism BT - 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 16 EP - 20 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.4 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.4 ID - Chernyak2017/06 ER -