Does Representation Need Reality?

Rethinking Epistemological Issues in the Light of Recent Developments and Concepts in Cognitive Science
  • Markus F. Peschl
  • Alexander Riegler


This paper discusses the notion of representation and outlines the ideas and questions which led to the organization of this volume. We argue for a distinction between the classical view of referential representation, and the alternative concept of system-relative representation. The latter refers to situated cognitive processes whose dynamics are merely modulated by their environment rather than being instructed and determined by it.


Cognitive Science Neural System Cognitive System Artificial Life Representational State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus F. Peschl
    • 1
  • Alexander Riegler
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. for Philosophy of ScienceUniv. of ViennaWienAustria
  2. 2.CLEAFree University BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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