Open Peer Commentary van Gelder: The dynamical hypothesis
All information processing entails computation, or, If R. A. Fisher had been a cognitive scientist . . .
Eric Dietrich a1andArthur B. Markman a2 a1 Department of Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902
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We argue that the dynamical and computational hypotheses
are compatible and in fact need each other: they are about different
aspects of cognition. However, only computationalism is about the
information-processing aspect. We then argue that any form of
information processing relying on matching and comparing, as
cognition does, must use discrete representations and computations
defined over them.