Michael and I discuss the philosophy and a bit of history of mental representation including the computational theory of mind and the language of thought hypothesis, how science and philosophy interact, how representation relates to computation in brains and machines, levels of computational explanation, and we discuss some examples of representational approaches to mental processes like bayesian modeling.
- Michael’s website (with links to a ton of his publications).
- Science and Philosophy
- Why science needs philosophy by Laplane et al 2019.
- Why Cognitive Science Needs Philosophy and Vice Versa by Paul Thagard, 2009.
- Some of Michael’s papers/articles we discuss or mention:
- Books we mentioned: