Reconceiving Experience: A Solution to a Problem Inherited from Descartes

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Kearns investigates representation and intentional activity to determine how experience contributes to propositional thought and belief, and how experience is based on neural states and events. This speech-act theory shows using language to be intentional (purposive) activity which cannot be explained computationally or causally. Learning language makes propositional thinking possible and provides conceptual structure to experience. The account of language and its acquisition sheds light on further issues such as reference ...

Reconceiving Experience: A Solution to a Problem Inherited from Descartes 1996, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791430729

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