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dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, G.en
dc.contributor.authorOpie, J.en
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationCognitive Processing, 2009; 10(1):53-62en
dc.identifier.issn1612-4782en
dc.identifier.issn1612-4790en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/51642-
dc.description.abstractReformers urge that representation no longer earns its explanatory keep in cognitive science, and that it is time to discard this troublesome concept. In contrast, we hold that without representation cognitive science is utterly bereft of tools for explaining natural intelligence. In order to defend the latter position, we focus on the explanatory role of representation in computation. We examine how the methods of digital and analog computation are used to model a relatively simple target system, and show that representation plays an in-eliminable explanatory role in both cases. We conclude that, to the extent that biologic systems engage in computation, representation is destined to play an explanatory role in cognitive science.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityGerard O’Brien, Jon Opieen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagen
dc.subjectAnalog; Computation; Digital; Representationen
dc.titleThe role of representation in computationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020083977en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10339-008-0227-xen
dc.identifier.pubid41029-
pubs.library.collectionPhilosophy publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidOpie, J. [0000-0001-6593-4750]en
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