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The Efficient Concept View and the Phenomenology of Thought

  1. 1. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion References mm 40 60 80 100 120 A Moderate Position on the Phenomenology of Thought 40 Angela Mendelovici 60 Princeton University February 1, 2010 80 1 / 51
  2. 2. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion References mm How Intentionalism and 60 Phenomenal Intentionality 40 the 80 100 120 Theory Can Maintain A Moderate Position on the Phenomenology of 40 Thought if They Accept the Efficient Concept View 60 Angela Mendelovici Princeton University 80 February 1, 2010 1 / 51
  3. 3. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesOutline mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 PoT and the relationship between representation and consciousness 40 2 The efficient concept view 3 A 60 moderate view on PoT 4 Conclusion 80 2 / 51
  4. 4. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesOutline mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 PoT and the relationship between representation and consciousness 40 2 The efficient concept view 3 A 60 moderate view on PoT 4 Conclusion 80 3 / 51
  5. 5. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe phenomenology of thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 It’s like something to think. Thoughts have phenomenal character. 60 80 4 / 51
  6. 6. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe phenomenology of thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 It’s like something to think. Thoughts have phenomenal character. 60 80 4 / 51
  7. 7. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion References mm 40 60 80 100 120 Thoughts 40 Thoughts are occurrent mental states (or events or processes). Thoughts represent. 60 80 5 / 51
  8. 8. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion References Mental representation mm 40 60 80 100 120 Some mental states display aboutness, ofness, or intentionality (Brentano, 1874). Some mental states represent, or have content. Mental representation is a phenomenon to be explained. 40 Mental representation can be picked out ostensively, although there is room for revision of our original examples. 60 Representational vehicles The states that do the representing (words, signs, thoughts, percepts, concepts) These states can be brain states, functional states, etc. 80 6 / 51
  9. 9. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion References Mental representation mm 40 60 80 100 120 Some mental states display aboutness, ofness, or intentionality (Brentano, 1874). Some mental states represent, or have content. Mental representation is a phenomenon to be explained. 40 Mental representation can be picked out ostensively, although there is room for revision of our original examples. 60 Representational vehicles The states that do the representing (words, signs, thoughts, percepts, concepts) These states can be brain states, functional states, etc. 80 6 / 51
  10. 10. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion References mm 40 60 80 100 120 Phenomenal consciousness 40 It’s “like something” to be in certain states (Nagel, 1974). What it’s like is a state’s phenomenal character. 60 80 7 / 51
  11. 11. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe phenomenology of thought versus associatedphenomenology mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 80 8 / 51
  12. 12. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe phenomenology of thought versus associatedphenomenology mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 80 8 / 51
  13. 13. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe phenomenology of thought versus associatedphenomenology mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 “house” 60 80 8 / 51
  14. 14. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe phenomenology of thought versus associatedphenomenology mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 “house” house 60 80 8 / 51
  15. 15. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy care about PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 PoT might be of independent interest. However, my interest in PoT arises from an interest in the relationship between mental representation and consciousness. 60 80 9 / 51
  16. 16. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy care about PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 PoT might be of independent interest. However, my interest in PoT arises from an interest in the relationship between mental representation and consciousness. 60 80 9 / 51
  17. 17. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy care about PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 PoT might be of independent interest. However, my interest in PoT arises from an interest in the relationship between mental representation and consciousness. 60 80 9 / 51
  18. 18. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe relationship between representation and consciousness mm 40 60 80 100 120 A typical view Intentionalism Phenomenal intentionality theory 40 60 Block (1990) 80 10 / 51
  19. 19. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe relationship between representation and consciousness mm 40 60 80 100 120 A typical view Intentionalism Phenomenal intentionality theory 40 60 Block (1990) Dretske (1995), Tye (1995) 80 10 / 51
  20. 20. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe relationship between representation and consciousness mm 40 60 80 100 120 A typical view Intentionalism Phenomenal intentionality theory 40 60 Block (1990) Dretske (1995), Tye Horgan and Tienson (1995) (2002), Pitt (2004) 80 10 / 51
  21. 21. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe challenge with thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism Phenomenal intentionality theory 40 60 Dretske (1995), Tye Horgan and Tienson (1995) (2002), Pitt (2004) 80 11 / 51
  22. 22. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe challenge with thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism Phenomenal intentionality theory 40 These theories are most plausible for perceptual states. 60 Dretske (1995), Tye Horgan and Tienson (1995) (2002), Pitt (2004) 80 11 / 51
  23. 23. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe challenge with thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism Phenomenal intentionality theory 40 These theories are most plausible for perceptual states. What should they say about thought? 60 Dretske (1995), Tye Horgan and Tienson (1995) (2002), Pitt (2004) 80 11 / 51
  24. 24. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red Intuitively same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to determine phenomenal character. 60 80 12 / 51
  25. 25. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red Intuitively same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to determine phenomenal character. 60 80 12 / 51
  26. 26. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red Intuitively same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to determine phenomenal character. 60 80 12 / 51
  27. 27. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red Intuitively same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to determine phenomenal character. 60 80 12 / 51
  28. 28. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIntentionalist solution: impure intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 Representational content together with something else determines phenomenal character. 40 This is known as impure intentionalism. Dretske: A representation must be phylogenetically fixed. Tye: A representation must have nonconceptual content. Concepts do not satisfy the extra conditions that a 60 representational state must meet in order to have phenomenal character. 80 13 / 51
  29. 29. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIntentionalist solution: impure intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 Representational content together with something else determines phenomenal character. 40 This is known as impure intentionalism. Dretske: A representation must be phylogenetically fixed. Tye: A representation must have nonconceptual content. Concepts do not satisfy the extra conditions that a 60 representational state must meet in order to have phenomenal character. 80 13 / 51
  30. 30. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIntentionalist solution: impure intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 Representational content together with something else determines phenomenal character. 40 This is known as impure intentionalism. Dretske: A representation must be phylogenetically fixed. Tye: A representation must have nonconceptual content. Concepts do not satisfy the extra conditions that a 60 representational state must meet in order to have phenomenal character. 80 13 / 51
  31. 31. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIntentionalist solution: impure intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 Representational content together with something else determines phenomenal character. 40 This is known as impure intentionalism. Dretske: A representation must be phylogenetically fixed. Tye: A representation must have nonconceptual content. Concepts do not satisfy the extra conditions that a 60 representational state must meet in order to have phenomenal character. 80 13 / 51
  32. 32. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIntentionalist solution: impure intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 Representational content together with something else determines phenomenal character. 40 This is known as impure intentionalism. Dretske: A representation must be phylogenetically fixed. Tye: A representation must have nonconceptual content. Concepts do not satisfy the extra conditions that a 60 representational state must meet in order to have phenomenal character. 80 13 / 51
  33. 33. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIntentionalist solution: impure intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 Representational content together with something else determines phenomenal character. 40 This is known as impure intentionalism. Dretske: A representation must be phylogenetically fixed. Tye: A representation must have nonconceptual content. Concepts do not satisfy the extra conditions that a 60 representational state must meet in order to have phenomenal character. 80 13 / 51
  34. 34. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesAn extreme view on PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 On this strategy, there is no phenomenal character whatsoever corresponding to concept use 40 in thought or in or corresponding to perception. 60 80 14 / 51
  35. 35. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesAn extreme view on PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 On this strategy, there is no phenomenal character whatsoever corresponding to concept use 40 in thought or in or corresponding to perception. 60 80 14 / 51
  36. 36. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesAn extreme view on PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 On this strategy, there is no phenomenal character whatsoever corresponding to concept use 40 in thought or in or corresponding to perception. 60 80 14 / 51
  37. 37. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesAn extreme view on PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 On this strategy, there is no phenomenal character whatsoever corresponding to concept use 40 in thought or in or corresponding to perception. 60 80 14 / 51
  38. 38. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy think there is PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 If the phenomenology corresponding to thoughts only consisted in visual and verbal associated phenomenology, then thinking about a megagon would be something like this: 40 60 80 “megagon” 15 / 51
  39. 39. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy think there is PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 If the phenomenology corresponding to thoughts only consisted in visual and verbal associated phenomenology, then thinking about a megagon would be something like this: 40 60 80 “megagon” 15 / 51
  40. 40. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy think there is PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 If the phenomenology corresponding to thoughts only consisted in visual and verbal associated phenomenology, then thinking about a megagon would be something like this: 40 60 80 “megagon” 15 / 51
  41. 41. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesWhy think there is PoT mm 40 60 80 100 120 If the phenomenology corresponding to thoughts only consisted in visual and verbal associated phenomenology, then thinking about a megagon would be something like this: 40 megagon 60 80 “megagon” 15 / 51
  42. 42. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for the phenomenal intentionality theory mm 40 60 80 100 120 Phenomenal character determines representational content. 40 If thoughts don’t have phenomenal character, then they don’t represent. If two thoughts have the same phenomenal character, then they can’t have different representational contents. 60 80 16 / 51
  43. 43. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for the phenomenal intentionality theory mm 40 60 80 100 120 Phenomenal character determines representational content. 40 If thoughts don’t have phenomenal character, then they don’t represent. If two thoughts have the same phenomenal character, then they can’t have different representational contents. 60 80 16 / 51
  44. 44. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for the phenomenal intentionality theory mm 40 60 80 100 120 Phenomenal character determines representational content. 40 If thoughts don’t have phenomenal character, then they don’t represent. If two thoughts have the same phenomenal character, then they can’t have different representational contents. 60 80 16 / 51
  45. 45. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for the phenomenal intentionality theory mm 40 60 80 100 120 Phenomenal character determines representational content. 40 If thoughts don’t have phenomenal character, then they don’t represent. If two thoughts have the same phenomenal character, then they can’t have different representational contents. 60 80 16 / 51
  46. 46. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesPhenomenal intentionality theorist solution mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Thoughts have rich phenomenal character. PoT is distinctive: thoughts with different representational contents have different phenomenal character. 60 80 17 / 51
  47. 47. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesPhenomenal intentionality theorist solution mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Thoughts have rich phenomenal character. PoT is distinctive: thoughts with different representational contents have different phenomenal character. 60 80 17 / 51
  48. 48. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesPhenomenal intentionality theorist solution mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Thoughts have rich phenomenal character. PoT is distinctive: thoughts with different representational contents have different phenomenal character. 60 80 17 / 51
  49. 49. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesPoT is impoverished mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red The phenomenal character of thought is not as rich as the phenomenal character of perception, even when they represent the same contents. 60 80 18 / 51
  50. 50. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesPoT is impoverished mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red The phenomenal character of thought is not as rich as the phenomenal character of perception, even when they represent the same contents. 60 80 18 / 51
  51. 51. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesPoT is impoverished mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 2 40 A thought about unique red The phenomenal character of thought is not as rich as the phenomenal character of perception, even when they represent the same contents. 60 80 18 / 51
  52. 52. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIs PoT distinctive? mm 40 60 80 100 120 PoT is distinctive: thoughts with different representational contents have different phenomenal character. 40 Different thought contents, same phenomenal character 60 80 19 / 51
  53. 53. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesIs PoT distinctive? mm 40 60 80 100 120 PoT is distinctive: thoughts with different representational contents have different phenomenal character. 40 Different thought contents, same phenomenal character 60 80 19 / 51
  54. 54. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesTwo extreme views on the phenomenology of thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Impure intentionalist’s Phenomenal intentionality strategy theorist’s strategy There is some PoT PoT is impoverished 60 80 20 / 51
  55. 55. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesOutline mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 PoT and the relationship between representation and consciousness 40 2 The efficient concept view 3 A 60 moderate view on PoT 4 Conclusion 80 21 / 51
  56. 56. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesConcepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Concepts The constituents of occurrent thoughts, although they may be involved in other states as well Vehicles of representation 60 80 22 / 51
  57. 57. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesConcepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Concepts The constituents of occurrent thoughts, although they may be involved in other states as well Vehicles of representation 60 80 22 / 51
  58. 58. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSome questions about concepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 What is the structure of concepts? What kinds of contents do concepts represent? How do concepts behave? 60 80 23 / 51
  59. 59. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSome questions about concepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 What is the structure of concepts? What kinds of contents do concepts represent? How do concepts behave? 60 80 23 / 51
  60. 60. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSome questions about concepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 What is the structure of concepts? What kinds of contents do concepts represent? How do concepts behave? 60 80 23 / 51
  61. 61. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSome questions about concepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 What is the structure of concepts? What kinds of contents do concepts represent? How do concepts behave? 60 80 23 / 51
  62. 62. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThree views of concepts mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 80 24 / 51
  63. 63. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMolecularism mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Apparently complex concepts are composed of simpler concepts. 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly complex. They have parts that are representations. Contents are fairly complex. 80 They have parts that are themselves contents. 25 / 51
  64. 64. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMolecularism mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Apparently complex concepts are composed of simpler concepts. 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly complex. They have parts that are representations. Contents are fairly complex. 80 They have parts that are themselves contents. 25 / 51
  65. 65. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMolecularism mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Apparently complex concepts are composed of simpler concepts. 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly complex. They have parts that are representations. Contents are fairly complex. 80 They have parts that are themselves contents. 25 / 51
  66. 66. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMolecularism mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Apparently complex concepts are composed of simpler concepts. 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly complex. They have parts that are representations. Contents are fairly complex. 80 They have parts that are themselves contents. 25 / 51
  67. 67. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMolecularism mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Apparently complex concepts are composed of simpler concepts. 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly complex. They have parts that are representations. Contents are fairly complex. 80 They have parts that are themselves contents. 25 / 51
  68. 68. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMolecularism mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 Apparently complex concepts are composed of simpler concepts. 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly complex. They have parts that are representations. Contents are fairly complex. 80 They have parts that are themselves contents. 25 / 51
  69. 69. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe complex content view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly complex. Comparison with words. 80 26 / 51
  70. 70. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe complex content view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly complex. Comparison with words. 80 26 / 51
  71. 71. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe complex content view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly complex. Comparison with words. 80 26 / 51
  72. 72. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe complex content view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly complex. Comparison with words. 80 26 / 51
  73. 73. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly simple (e.g. they do not specify necessary and sufficient conditions for category membership or the intuitive satisfaction/application conditions of a concept). 80 Concepts can be unpacked to yield more complex concepts. 27 / 51
  74. 74. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly simple (e.g. they do not specify necessary and sufficient conditions for category membership or the intuitive satisfaction/application conditions of a concept). 80 Concepts can be unpacked to yield more complex concepts. 27 / 51
  75. 75. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly simple (e.g. they do not specify necessary and sufficient conditions for category membership or the intuitive satisfaction/application conditions of a concept). 80 Concepts can be unpacked to yield more complex concepts. 27 / 51
  76. 76. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 Concepts (vehicles) are fairly simple. Contents are fairly simple (e.g. they do not specify necessary and sufficient conditions for category membership or the intuitive satisfaction/application conditions of a concept). 80 Concepts can be unpacked to yield more complex concepts. 27 / 51
  77. 77. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  78. 78. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  79. 79. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  80. 80. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  81. 81. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  82. 82. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  83. 83. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Example: When you think that there is a cat in the other room, you are not occurrently entertaining 40 the necessary and sufficient conditions for cathood a prototype of a cat examples of particular cats or types of cats theories of cats 60 etc. But these contents can be retrieved when needed through the process of unpacking. 80 28 / 51
  84. 84. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMotivating the efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Why think that concepts do not represent the contents we 40 intuitively associate with them? 1 It takes time to retrieve these associated contents. 2 Retrieval involves having a new thought. 3 We sometimes fail at retrieving these associated contents. 60 80 29 / 51
  85. 85. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMotivating the efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Why think that concepts do not represent the contents we 40 intuitively associate with them? 1 It takes time to retrieve these associated contents. 2 Retrieval involves having a new thought. 3 We sometimes fail at retrieving these associated contents. 60 80 29 / 51
  86. 86. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMotivating the efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Why think that concepts do not represent the contents we 40 intuitively associate with them? 1 It takes time to retrieve these associated contents. 2 Retrieval involves having a new thought. 3 We sometimes fail at retrieving these associated contents. 60 80 29 / 51
  87. 87. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMotivating the efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Why think that concepts do not represent the contents we 40 intuitively associate with them? 1 It takes time to retrieve these associated contents. 2 Retrieval involves having a new thought. 3 We sometimes fail at retrieving these associated contents. 60 80 29 / 51
  88. 88. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesMotivating the efficient concept view mm 40 60 80 100 120 Why think that concepts do not represent the contents we 40 intuitively associate with them? 1 It takes time to retrieve these associated contents. 2 Retrieval involves having a new thought. 3 We sometimes fail at retrieving these associated contents. 60 80 29 / 51
  89. 89. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesExperiences of cashing out mm 40 60 80 100 120 These associated contents are experienced as related to the 40 originally entertained contents. They are experienced as further cashings out of these originally entertained contents. 60 80 30 / 51
  90. 90. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesExperiences of cashing out mm 40 60 80 100 120 These associated contents are experienced as related to the 40 originally entertained contents. They are experienced as further cashings out of these originally entertained contents. 60 80 30 / 51
  91. 91. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesExperiences of cashing out mm 40 60 80 100 120 These associated contents are experienced as related to the 40 originally entertained contents. They are experienced as further cashings out of these originally entertained contents. 60 80 30 / 51
  92. 92. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesExperiences of cashing out mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 80 31 / 51
  93. 93. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesExperiences of cashing out mm 40 60 80 100 120 40 60 80 31 / 51
  94. 94. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Unpacking 40 Experiences of cashing out We can define new notions of content, derived content, out of a subject’s dispositions to have experiences of cashing out. We can distinguish source content from derived content. 60 80 32 / 51
  95. 95. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Unpacking 40 Experiences of cashing out We can define new notions of content, derived content, out of a subject’s dispositions to have experiences of cashing out. We can distinguish source content from derived content. 60 80 32 / 51
  96. 96. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Unpacking 40 Experiences of cashing out We can define new notions of content, derived content, out of a subject’s dispositions to have experiences of cashing out. We can distinguish source content from derived content. 60 80 32 / 51
  97. 97. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Unpacking 40 Experiences of cashing out We can define new notions of content, derived content, out of a subject’s dispositions to have experiences of cashing out. We can distinguish source content from derived content. 60 80 32 / 51
  98. 98. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Unpacking 40 Experiences of cashing out We can define new notions of content, derived content, out of a subject’s dispositions to have experiences of cashing out. We can distinguish source content from derived content. 60 80 32 / 51
  99. 99. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content A concept that represents P derivatively represents Q (along with everything Q derivatively represents) just in case its subject is disposed to experience Q as a further cashing out of P (in certain circumstances C). 40 60 80 33 / 51
  100. 100. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content A concept that represents P derivatively represents Q (along with everything Q derivatively represents) just in case its subject is disposed to experience Q as a further cashing out of P (in certain circumstances C). 40 60 80 33 / 51
  101. 101. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesDerived content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content A concept that represents P derivatively represents Q (along with everything Q derivatively represents) just in case its subject is disposed to experience Q as a further cashing out of P (in certain circumstances C). 40 60 80 33 / 51
  102. 102. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesConcept individuation mm 40 60 80 100 120 One way to individuate concepts is by their source content. 40 We can also individuate concepts by their derived content. The folk/intuitive/commonsense way of individuating concepts is by derived content. 60 80 34 / 51
  103. 103. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesConcept individuation mm 40 60 80 100 120 One way to individuate concepts is by their source content. 40 We can also individuate concepts by their derived content. The folk/intuitive/commonsense way of individuating concepts is by derived content. 60 80 34 / 51
  104. 104. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesConcept individuation mm 40 60 80 100 120 One way to individuate concepts is by their source content. 40 We can also individuate concepts by their derived content. The folk/intuitive/commonsense way of individuating concepts is by derived content. 60 80 34 / 51
  105. 105. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesConcept individuation mm 40 60 80 100 120 One way to individuate concepts is by their source content. 40 We can also individuate concepts by their derived content. The folk/intuitive/commonsense way of individuating concepts is by derived content. 60 80 34 / 51
  106. 106. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesFolk content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content specifies application/satisfaction conditions (and truth conditions, for thoughts). 40 Derived content allows us to better predict behavior. 1 Allows us to include certain parts of a concept’s associated content (e.g. helps predict vixen-related behaviors) 2 Allows us to exclude (or minimize the relative importance of) 60 idiosyncratic parts of source content 80 35 / 51
  107. 107. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesFolk content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content specifies application/satisfaction conditions (and truth conditions, for thoughts). 40 Derived content allows us to better predict behavior. 1 Allows us to include certain parts of a concept’s associated content (e.g. helps predict vixen-related behaviors) 2 Allows us to exclude (or minimize the relative importance of) 60 idiosyncratic parts of source content 80 35 / 51
  108. 108. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesFolk content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content specifies application/satisfaction conditions (and truth conditions, for thoughts). 40 Derived content allows us to better predict behavior. 1 Allows us to include certain parts of a concept’s associated content (e.g. helps predict vixen-related behaviors) 2 Allows us to exclude (or minimize the relative importance of) 60 idiosyncratic parts of source content 80 35 / 51
  109. 109. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesFolk content mm 40 60 80 100 120 Derived content specifies application/satisfaction conditions (and truth conditions, for thoughts). 40 Derived content allows us to better predict behavior. 1 Allows us to include certain parts of a concept’s associated content (e.g. helps predict vixen-related behaviors) 2 Allows us to exclude (or minimize the relative importance of) 60 idiosyncratic parts of source content 80 35 / 51
  110. 110. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesOutline mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 PoT and the relationship between representation and consciousness 40 2 The efficient concept view 3 A 60 moderate view on PoT 4 Conclusion 80 36 / 51
  111. 111. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesTwo extreme views on the phenomenology of thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 Impure intentionalist’s Phenomenal intentionality strategy theorist’s strategy 40 There is some PoT PoT is impoverished These two strategies involve taking extreme views on PoT. 60 The efficient concept view allows for a third strategy that is open to both intentionalists and phenomenal intentionality theorists. 80 37 / 51
  112. 112. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesTwo extreme views on the phenomenology of thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 Impure intentionalist’s Phenomenal intentionality strategy theorist’s strategy 40 There is some PoT PoT is impoverished These two strategies involve taking extreme views on PoT. 60 The efficient concept view allows for a third strategy that is open to both intentionalists and phenomenal intentionality theorists. 80 37 / 51
  113. 113. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesTwo extreme views on the phenomenology of thought mm 40 60 80 100 120 Impure intentionalist’s Phenomenal intentionality strategy theorist’s strategy 40 There is some PoT PoT is impoverished These two strategies involve taking extreme views on PoT. 60 The efficient concept view allows for a third strategy that is open to both intentionalists and phenomenal intentionality theorists. 80 37 / 51
  114. 114. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe general strategy mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism and the phenomenal intentionality theory are theories about source content. Concepts have fairly impoverished source contents. It’s plausible that these impoverished contents match the 40 impoverished phenomenal characters of thoughts. Intentionalism: Source content determines phenomenal character. 60 Phenomenal intentionality theory: Phenomenal character determines source content. 80 38 / 51
  115. 115. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe general strategy mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism and the phenomenal intentionality theory are theories about source content. Concepts have fairly impoverished source contents. It’s plausible that these impoverished contents match the 40 impoverished phenomenal characters of thoughts. Intentionalism: Source content determines phenomenal character. 60 Phenomenal intentionality theory: Phenomenal character determines source content. 80 38 / 51
  116. 116. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe general strategy mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism and the phenomenal intentionality theory are theories about source content. Concepts have fairly impoverished source contents. It’s plausible that these impoverished contents match the 40 impoverished phenomenal characters of thoughts. Intentionalism: Source content determines phenomenal character. 60 Phenomenal intentionality theory: Phenomenal character determines source content. 80 38 / 51
  117. 117. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe general strategy mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism and the phenomenal intentionality theory are theories about source content. Concepts have fairly impoverished source contents. It’s plausible that these impoverished contents match the 40 impoverished phenomenal characters of thoughts. Intentionalism: Source content determines phenomenal character. 60 Phenomenal intentionality theory: Phenomenal character determines source content. 80 38 / 51
  118. 118. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe general strategy mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism and the phenomenal intentionality theory are theories about source content. Concepts have fairly impoverished source contents. It’s plausible that these impoverished contents match the 40 impoverished phenomenal characters of thoughts. Intentionalism: Source content determines phenomenal character. 60 Phenomenal intentionality theory: Phenomenal character determines source content. 80 38 / 51
  119. 119. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe general strategy mm 40 60 80 100 120 Intentionalism and the phenomenal intentionality theory are theories about source content. Concepts have fairly impoverished source contents. It’s plausible that these impoverished contents match the 40 impoverished phenomenal characters of thoughts. Intentionalism: Source content determines phenomenal character. 60 Phenomenal intentionality theory: Phenomenal character determines source content. 80 38 / 51
  120. 120. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 40 2 A thought about unique red Same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to 60 determine phenomenal character. 80 39 / 51
  121. 121. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 40 2 A thought about unique red Same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to 60 determine phenomenal character. 80 39 / 51
  122. 122. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesThe problem for intentionalism mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 40 2 A thought about unique red Same content, different phenomenal character So, representational content does not suffice to 60 determine phenomenal character. 80 39 / 51
  123. 123. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSolution mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 40 2 A thought about unique red Same derived content Different source content, and thus different 60 phenomenal characters 80 40 / 51
  124. 124. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSolution mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 40 2 A thought about unique red Same derived content Different source content, and thus different 60 phenomenal characters 80 40 / 51
  125. 125. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesSolution mm 40 60 80 100 120 1 A visual experience of unique red 40 2 A thought about unique red Same derived content Different source content, and thus different 60 phenomenal characters 80 40 / 51
  126. 126. PoT and representation and consciousness The efficient concept view A moderate view on PoT Conclusion ReferencesA new issue for the intentionalist mm 40 60 80 100 120 Two thoughts with the same representational content must have the same phenomenal character. 40 Example: two cases of thinking about a piano; same content, different phenomenal character The efficient concept view allows us to say that in 60 a case such The thoughts have different source contents, and hence different phenomenal characters. The thoughts have the same derived contents. (This accounts for our intuition that they 80 represent alike.) 41 / 51
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