Readings in the Philosophy of Mental Representation

  • Stuart Silvers

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. J. A. Fodor
    Pages 1-18
  3. Robert Cummins
    Pages 19-37
  4. Tyler Burge
    Pages 39-75
  5. Pierre Jacob
    Pages 77-102
  6. Robert J. Matthews
    Pages 103-122
  7. Michael McDermott
    Pages 123-135
  8. Lynne Rudder Baker
    Pages 137-149
  9. E. LePore, B. Loewer
    Pages 161-188
  10. Samet, Flanagan
    Pages 189-210
  11. Hilary Putnam
    Pages 211-221
  12. Paul M. Churchland
    Pages 223-253
  13. Joseph Thomas Tolliver
    Pages 289-309
  14. David M. Rosenthal
    Pages 311-339
  15. David M. Rosenthal
    Pages 341-344
  16. John Heil
    Pages 345-368
  17. Michael Devitt
    Pages 369-402
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 403-417

About this book


This collection of papers on issues in the theory of mental representation expresses a diversity of recent reflections on the idea that C. D. Broad so aptly characterized in the title of his book Mind and the World Order. An important impetus in the project of organizing this work were the discussions I had with Keith Lehrer while I was a Visiting Scholar in the department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. His encouragement and friendship were of great value to me and I wish to express my thanks to him here. A word of thanks too for Mike Harnish who casually suggested the title Rerepresentation. I wish to express my thanks to Hans Schuurmans of the Computer Center at Tilburg University for his patient and cheerful assistance in preparing the manuscript. Professor J. Verster of the University of Groningen kindly provided the plates for the Ames Room figures. Thieu Kuys helped not only with the texts but also relieved me of chores so that I could devote more time to meeting deadlines. Barry Mildner had a major role in the text preparation using his skills and initiative in solving what seemed like endless technical problems. My deepest thanks are reserved for Anti Sax whose contribution to the project amount to a co-editorship of this volume. She participated in every phase of its development with valuable suggestions, prepared the indexes, and worked tirelessly to its completion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart Silvers
    • 1
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7695-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2649-3
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