Posts tagged "representation"

Representation and Integrated Information -what are the connections?

Here follows the most recent draft of my paper which I recently presented at the higher seminar in theoretical philosophy at Gothenburg university’s department of philosophy. It is also the basis for my upcoming talk at the Swedish Congress of Philosophy (”Filosofidagarna”) in june. All feedback is most welcome!   Information Integration Theory (IIT) is a neuroscientific theory...

Explaining representation without representation

Lately I’ve been immersing myself in the writings of Bickhard and his theories of representation since explanation of representation and representational content is a very vital part of an exhaustive theory of consciousness. Even if you believe that a theory of consciousness should mainly focus on the phenomenological aspects rather that the representational, this notion...

Bickhard verkar vara något på spåret

Det har varit lite glest mellan inläggen här på sistone då jag varit nergrävd i informationsinsamlingen inför min första artikel till avhandlingen. Som så ofta förr så återkommer jag till fenomenet representation; hur kan någonting representera någonting annat, och vad menas egentligen med detta, rent ontologiskt? Det är en oerhört viktig pusselbit att förstå om...