Structural representations and the explanatory constraint

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Abstract

My aim in this paper is to investigate what epistemic role, if any, do appeals to representations play in cognitive neuroscience. I suggest that while at present they seem to play something in between a minimal and a substantive explanatory role, there is reason to believe that representations have a substantial contribution to the construction of neuroscientific explanations of cognitive phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-291
Number of pages15
JournalCroatian Journal of Philosophy
Volume13
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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