Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Frances Egan - How to Think about Mental Content


Frances Egan teaches philosophy at Rutgers University. Here is a slightly tweaked bio statement from her faculty webpage.
She is interested in the nature of psychological explanation, both scientific and commonsense, and the relation between the two. Her recent work has focused on computational models of our cognitive capacities, developing an account of the role of representational content in such models. She also has research interests in perception in general, and the theory of vision in particular, including the history of vision, and in computational neuroscience.
You can find a few of her papers here. This is a short but cool video talk on her computational model of mental content (and I am not a computational adherent, but her take is interesting).


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