Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017)

Psychosemantics and Representationalism

Authors
Alexey Chernyak
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Alexey Chernyak
Available Online June 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.4How to use a DOI?
Keywords
psychosemantics; meaning; representation; intentionality; atomism; holism; proper function
Abstract
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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