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Introduction

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198239932
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter discusses the concept of representation and attempts to describe and explain the complex strategies higher animals have. These creatures also have mental representations that are conceived as events within their heads that reflect events outside of it. The chapter also includes a brief rundown of the topics to be discussed in the succeeding chapters.

Keywords: representation; complex strategies; mental representation; events

Chapter.  1645 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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