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Content and its vehicles in connectionist systems

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This paper advocates explicitness about the type of entity to be considered as contentbearing in connectionist systems; it makes a positive proposal about how vehicles of content should be individuated; and it deploys that proposal to argue in favour of representation in connectionist systems. The proposal is that the vehicles of content in some connectionist systems are clusters in the state space of a hidden layer. Attributing content to such vehicles is required to vindicate the standard e...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Mind & Language Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
246-269
Publication date:
2007-06-01
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EISSN:
1468-0017
Language:
English
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uuid:37419f68-447e-429f-9ec8-dac205caf772
Local pid:
ora:5616
Deposit date:
2011-07-22

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