Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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I 7
Representation/Content/Peacocke: representational content is the way how the experience presents the world as being. - Against: informational content: contains the proposition that a bundle of light rays meets the eye. - Representational content: has nothing to do with it - representational content: is opaque (because of the individual mode of presentation) - informational content: is transparent (for the causal explanation).
I 9
Representational content always seems to contain indexicals like 'here', 'I'.
I 20
Perception/overdetermined/overdetermination/Peacocke: E.g. the angle could be changed without changing the representational content . - Such problems arise when one tries to construct a sensation-like property (e.g. size) as a representational property.

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.

Pea I
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-20