Can Informational Theories account for Metarepresentation?


In this essay we discuss recent attempts to analize the notion of representation, as it is employed in cognitive science, in purely informational terms. In particular, we argue that recent informational theories cannot accommodate the existence of metarepresentations. Since metarepresentations play a central role in the explanation of many cognitive abilities, this is a serious shortcoming of these proposals

Topoi, 39 (1):81-94