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The Measure of Mind: Propositional Attitudes and their Attribution

Robert J. Matthews


This book provides a sustained critique of a widely held representationalist view of propositional attitudes and their role in the production of thought and behaviour. On this view, having a propositional attitude is a matter of having an explicit representation that plays a particular causal/computational role in the production of thought and behaviour. The book argues that this view does not enjoy the theoretical or the empirical support that proponents claim for it; moreover, the view misconstrues the role of propositional attitude attributions in cognitive scientific theorizing. This book ... More

Keywords: production of thought, production of behaviour, computational cognitive science, propositional attitudes, sentences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211258
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211258.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Matthews, author
Rutgers University, New Jersey
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