Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Defending the Bounds of Cognition" Revisited 5

We think that Jones wants to go to that restaurant in Philly because she said she wants to go to that restaurant and is looking up the address in the phone book.  Even when we know that Jones wants to go to that restaurant in Philly, we don’t know what specific syntactic item in the brain bears that content.  This is not how conventional meanings work.  (Adams & Aizawa, 2010, pp. 72-73).

Defending the Bounds of Cognition (with Fred Adams).  (2010) In Menary, R., (Ed.). The Extended Mind, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.  (pp.  67-89).

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