Understanding Representation in the Cognitive Sciences: Does Representation Need Reality?

Hardcover | January 31, 2000

EditorAlexander Riegler, Markus Peschl, Astrid von Stein

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This volume argues in favor of rethinking basic issues in cognitive science in the context of recent developments. Some issues that are investigated include: the importance of simulation as a methodological tool for theory development in cognitive science, the necessity of linguistic transparency in models of cognition, and the embodiment of knowledge in its substratum, for example, in neural structure. The volume sketches the epistemological and methodological implications for cognitive science and its related disciplines. These issues include the evolution of semantics and symbol grounding as well as the design of autonomous systems acting in the `real' world, either as robots or as software.

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This volume argues in favor of rethinking basic issues in cognitive science in the context of recent developments. Some issues that are investigated include: the importance of simulation as a methodological tool for theory development in cognitive science, the necessity of linguistic transparency in models of cognition, and the em...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:307 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:January 31, 2000Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306462869

ISBN - 13:9780306462863

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Table of Contents

Position Paper. Different Facets of Representation. Computational Approaches. Cognition as a Dynamical System. Relevance of Action for Representation. Symbol Grounding and Language. Communication and Social Coupling. Qualitative Aspects of Representation and Consciousness. Constructivism. Appendix.