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Shannon + Friston = Content: Intentionality in predictive signaling systems

Figdor, Carrie (2020) Shannon + Friston = Content: Intentionality in predictive signaling systems. [Preprint]

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What is the content of a mental state? This question poses the problem of intentionality: to explain how mental states can be about other things, where being about them is understood as representing them. A framework that integrates predictive coding and signaling systems theories of cognitive processing offers a new perspective on intentionality. On this view, at least some mental states are evaluations, which differ in function, operation, and normativity from representations. A complete naturalistic theory of intentionality must account for both types of intentional state.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Figdor, Carrie0000-0002-1005-4104
Keywords: Shannon communication; predictive coding; signaling; intentionality; mental representation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Depositing User: Dr Carrie Figdor
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 03:40
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 03:40
Item ID: 18215
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18215

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