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.
was a teaching assistant at the University of Rouen and associate Ph.D. student at the Institut Jean&345;Nicod (ENS-EHESS-CNRS). is a CNRS researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences at Lyon.View this volume on-line (PDF).