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European Review of Philosophy, 6:

The Structure of Nonconceptual Content

edited by Christine van Geen and Frédérique de Vignemont

Are all mental representations conceptual? Can concepts represent the fineness of grain of mental states such as emotions, bodily sensations and perceptual states? What is the nature of mental representations in non-linguistic and pre-linguistic creatures?

The present volume tackles this debate by asking how far the analogy between the structure of conceptual and nonconceptual content can be carried. Should similarity in structure be assumed in order to explain how nonconceptual states are conceptualized? And conversely, how can nonconceptual content retain its specificity, if its structure matches that of conceptual representations?

By bringing together conceptualists and nonconceptualists, this volume provides a detailed state of the art on this debate and to shed new light on an issue of particular interest for philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists.

Christine van Geen was a teaching assistant at the University of Rouen and associate Ph.D. student at the Institut Jean&345;Nicod (ENS-EHESS-CNRS). Frédérique de Vignemont is a CNRS researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences at Lyon.

View this volume on-line (PDF).

10/1/2006

ISBN (Paperback): 1575865300 (9781575865300)

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