Probabilistic representations in perception: Are there any, and what would they be?

Mind and Language 35 (3):377-389 (2020)
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Nick Shea’s Representation in Cognitive Science commits him to representations in perceptual processing that are about probabilities. This commentary concerns how to adjudicate between this view and an alternative that locates the probabilities rather in the representational states’ associated “attitudes”. As background and motivation, evidence for probabilistic representations in perceptual processing is adduced, and it is shown how, on either conception, one can address a specific challenge Ned Block has raised to this evidence.

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Steven Gross
Johns Hopkins University


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