[Serious Phil] Rejecting the Hypothesis of Phenomenal Information
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Tue Jun 26 15:58:14 CDT 2012
--- In Phil-Sci-Mind at yahoogroups.com, "SWM" <Philscimind at ...> wrote:
> responding to message 2779
> But we have still to ascertain the relationship between syntax
> and semantics.
Why is this treated as a mystery, when we can observe it being done?
> Our "world" consists of the representational mappings we build and
> maintain in our heads. There is good reason to believe that these
> mappings have some degree of accuracy (I would argue a fairly high
> degree) so they ARE the world we connect with, i.e., representing
> seems to be how we connect with external stimuli.
That's standard representationalist dogma. I cannot find any actual
basis for it.
The odd thing is that your statement of representationalism is
thoroughly dualist, yet you are forever criticizing dualism.
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