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Representation, philosophy: representations are adopted internal conditions, such as visual imaginations or linguistic completions, which set in as associations or are possibly developed by reconstruction. In a wider sense, sentences, words, and symbols are representations within a character system. See also truth maker, idea, sentences, propositions, intensions, correspondence, speech act theory.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Michael Pauen on Representation - Dictionary of Arguments

Pauen I 57
Representation/Unit/Wolf Singer/Pauen: representation of unity needs not to be a uniform representation - because the connection between different aspects is represented by synchronous firing.
I 217 ff
Representation/Pauen: Problem: naturalization of intentionality - I do not violate any laws of physics, if I confuse a cat with a dog - problem: the failure of the explanation would cast doubt on the existence of mental states. - Asymmetry: representation stands for an object, but not vice versa, the object for a representation - R are parts of the language of the mind - computer analogy: Symbols - propositional position: relations to symbols.
I 226
Causality problem: presentation in the absence of the object.
I 232
Representation/causal theory/VsDretske/Pauen: E.g. sunburn no representation of the sun.
I 233
E.g. indigestion no representation of spoiled food.
I 235
But a failure of strong naturalization does not result in an argument VsIdentity theory.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Pauen I
M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001

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