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Theory of neural networks as an explanation for mind states.:
 
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Fodor, Jerry
 
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Connectionism IV 199/200
Fodor/LeporeVsConnecionsm: the connectionists draw charts in which the labels (name of the node) say what the intentional interpretation is supposed to be - but no theory explains how the node came to its label. Fodor/LeporeVsChurchland: Churchland makes the same mistake - this is just semantics by stipulation. It does not matter whether semantics is postulated for points or entire dimensions.
IV 201
Representation/neurophysiological/mind/brain/Fodor/LeporeVsChurchland: colors are not represented as frequencies - the brain represents red things as red and aunts as aunts! - (Not as objects with certain psychophysical properties) - otherwise we could find out anything with introspection - there are very different interpretations of its charts possible.

F/L
J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-23