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The imagery debate

Author: Michael Tye
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1991.
Series: Representation and mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Examines the empirical and conceptual issues of the imagery debate in psychology between those who liken mental images to pictures and those who liken them to linguistic descriptions. Tye looks at the history of philosophical views on mental imagery and puts forward his own theory.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tye
ISBN: 0262200864 9780262200868 9780262700733 0262700735
OCLC Number: 23082027
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xiv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Imagery in the History of Philosophy --
Traditional Philosophical Accounts of Imagery --
Critique of the Evidence upon which the Traditional Accounts Rest --
The Decline of the Picture Theory in Philosophy and the Emergence of Alternative Views --
Philosophical Objections to the Picture Theory --
The Behaviorist View of Imagery --
Philosophical Descriptionalism --
The Adverbial Theory and Eliminativism --
The Picture Theory in Cognitive Psychology --
Kosslyn's Version of the Picture Theory --
The Picture Theory and the Digital Computer Model of the Mind --
The Experimental Evidence for Kosslyn's Account --
The Role of Quasi-Pictures in Cognitive Tasks --
Mental Images as Structural Descriptions --
Structural Descriptions and Epiphenomenalism --
Pylyshyn's Version of Descriptionalism --
Hinton's View --
The Experimental Evidence for Hinton's View and the Issue of Tacit Knowledge --
An Alternative to Quasi-Pictures and Structural Descriptions: Mental Images as Interpreted Symbol-Filled Arrays --
Marr's Theory of Vision --
A Problem for Pictorialist Approaches to Images --
Objections to the Theory That Images Are Structural Descriptions --
Imagistic Representation: My Own Proposal --
Image Indeterminacy --
Philosophical Arguments against the Picture Theory --
Empirical Data --
The Phenomenal Aspects of Mental Images --
What Are Visual Qualia? --
Arguments for Visual Qualia Evaluated --
The Argument from Introspection --
The Argument from Hallucination --
Visual Qualia without Representational Content? --
What It Is That Shoemaker Likes.
Series Title: Representation and mind.
Responsibility: Michael Tye.
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Examines the empirical and conceptual issues of the imagery debate in psychology between those who liken mental images to pictures and those who liken them to linguistic descriptions. Tye looks at the history of philosophical views on mental imagery and puts forward his own theory.

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