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 ruth.millikan@uconn.edu http://vm.uconn.edu/~wwwphil/faclist2.html

Abstract

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.