Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

A theory of representation to complement TEC

Ruth Garrett Millikan a1
a1 Philosophy Department U-54, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269


The target article can be strengthened by supplementing it with a better theory of mental representation. Given such a theory, there is reason to suppose that, first, even the most primitive representations are mostly of distal affairs; second, the most primitive representations also turn out to be directed two ways at once, both stating facts and directing action.