Oslo Mind Group Seminar: Andrew Lee, The Structure of Iconic Representation

Talk by Andrew Lee, The Structure of Iconic Representation

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Abstract

This paper develops a theory of iconic representation. We begin by examining prior proposals that appeal to the parts principle, according to which iconic representations are those where parts of the vehicle represent parts of the content. Then we develop our positive theory, according to which iconic representations are “locatively structured” collections of analog representations. We also explain how our theory identifies the relationship between the iconic and the analog, precisifies the notions of a functional space and functional part, and generates an interesting taxonomy of representational systems.

How to attend

This is a read-ahead seminar. The meetings have an hybrid format. We meet in person in GM 652 and digitally on Zoom (Zoom login required).

The meeting link, along with a copy of the paper to be discussed, will be made available in advance via the mailing list.

Organizer

Mirela Fus and Francesca Secco
Published June 8, 2022 10:18 AM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2022 9:44 AM