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Research…

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My Research: Presentations, Papers, and Other Pieces.

Work in Progress (June 2008)

1. The modality of cognition (on the question “Is human cognition inherently modal?”)

2. Classical representational theories of mind and methodological issues. (historical; a view from contemporary cognitive science)

3. Culture and cognition (lit review)

4. Kant on presentations

5. Mind and theories of hypnosis (on the backpack)

6. A notion of ‘sufficient correspondence’ (suggesting a notion of truth as warranted by theories of mental representation)

7. Problems with Pragmatic Realism (working paper)

8. The status of caual explanations of ‘the mental’ (working paper)

9. The Problem of Abduction (Just started)

10. Reference: On the script for a theory of meaning (meaning as mental algorithm)

11.  Abstraction and Realism in Science.

12.  M-heuristics (Theory of meaning)

Papers n Presentations in Psychology

1. Beyond Mental Representations: An Essay on the Foundations of Cognitive Psychology.

Papers n Presentations in Philosophy of Mind

1. An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

2. Rethinking Mental Representations- A study in Cognitive Science.

3. Kant’s theory of Mind in Contemporary terms.

4. On Intentionality

5. Re-presenting Intentionality: When Cognitive Science and Philosophy Meet Vakyapadiya

6. Derivations

7. A Philosophical Inquiry into the Representational Thesis

8. Consciousness: Phenomenality as the focus of enquiry

9. The Only Concept of Consciousness

10. The Cartesian Divide between Human beings and Non-human animals

11. Kripkensteinian Paradox, Cognitive Science and European Starlings: Casting the Philosophers problem in empirical terms

12. Representations are not ‘Representations’They are Derivations (working paper)

13. Realism and the Representational Thesis

14. Physics and Mind; Where is Metaphysics ?(Draft)

Papers n Presentations in Artificial Intelligence

1. The Barriers-meaning and experience- To RePresenting: an essay in AI

2. Derivations: An essay in Cognitive Science

3. Internal Representations- an approach to Artificial Intelligence Methodology

4. Feedback-loops

Papers n Presentations in Linguistics

1. Acquisition of Language and Acquiring Minds

Papers n Presentations in Philosophy based on Texts of Ancient India

1. Re-presenting Intentionality: When Cognitive Science and Philosophy Meet Vakyapadiya

2. Inference in Indian Philosophy

3. Understanding the World in terms of the Study of Words- A study on Vakyapadiya

4. Sabdatattva: the Primacy of Representations (working paper)

5. The theory of Sphota and the data of Cognitive Science (working paper)

Papers n Presentations in Cognitive Science

1. Re-presenting Intentionality: When Cognitive Science and Philosophy Meet Vakyapadiya

2. Rethinking Mental Representations- A study in Cognitive Science.

Papers n Presentations in General Philosophy

1. Concept of Knowledge and the Gettier Problem

2. Phenomenology as a Science from Square One

3. The Broken Arm chair: A Critical Account of Philosophy as Conceptual Analysis

4. Why Kripke’s Solution to the Kripkensteinian Paradox does not Solve it. (Draft)

5. Realism and the Representational Thesis

6. The Gettier Problem and It’s Limited Scope

Papers n Presentations in Philosophy of Science

1) Sufficient truth and correctness in science (draft)

2)  Realism, Truth and Meaning: A Naturalistic Take on Philosophy (Presented at University of Kerala, Trivandrum on 18-21 November 2007)

Papers n Presentations in Philosophy of Religion

1. A Cognitive Account of Religious Practices (Paper presented at SSUS, Kalady April 2007)

Papers n Presentations in Ethics

1. (forthcoming) State and Its Citizens: The Divide Within.  With a Note on Why There Are No Theories in Ethics (to be presented at IIT Bombay at the Conference on “Ethics: Theory and Application” 18-20 March 2008)

Papers n Presentations in Logic

Experiments


Abstract 1(Paper presented at NAOP conference Dec14-16, 2006, Mumbai)

Beyond Mental Representations: An Essay on the Foundations of Cognitive Psychology:

This paper is a critique of the explanatory theories of mental representation in Cognitive Psychology. The first part of the paper is an analysis of theories of mental representation, which are invoked as the central postulates of computational theories of mind, in explaining human behaviour. The main point here is that when the characteristic features of human cognition are formulated as the constraints on theories of cognition, namely; 1) cognition does not refer to the objects and states of the world, 2) the experiential elements of cognition are perspectival, and 3) the self-anchorage of cognition, the explanatory limits of these theories become apparent. The discussion follows shows that the theories of mental representation neither satisfy the theoretical constraints nor explain human behaviour. The second part of the paper, therefore, argues for an alternative framework of cognition that satisfies the constraints, called the derivational framework. Recent studies on schizophrenia, as per the analysis of the paper, show that the underlying mechanism of human cognition is indeed derivational. And recent developments and findings in cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, and evolutionary biology/psychology bolster up the claim for the derivational approach.

The concluding part outlines a model of mind (S3model) that can be developed within the derivational framework

Presentations:

1) Internal Representations- an approach to Artificial Intelligence Methodology

2) An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3) Rethinking Mental Representations- A study in Cognitive Science.

4) Concept of Knowledge and the Gettier Problem

5) Kant’s theory of Mind in Contemporary terms.

6) Acquisition of Language and Acquiring Minds

7) On Intentionality

8) Re-presenting Intentionality: When Cognitive Science and Philosophy Meet Vakyapadiya

9) Derivations (in prep)

10) A Philosophical Inquiry into the Representational Thesis

Papers: (Manuscripts/Abstracts available on request)

1) Consciousness: Phenomenality as the focus of enquiry

2) The Gettier Problem and It’s Limited Scope

3) The Barriers-meaning and experience- To RePresenting: an essay in AI

4 ) Derivations: An essay in Cognitive Science

5) The Only Concept of Consciousness

6) Phenomenology as a Science from Square One

7) Understanding the World in terms of the Study of Words- A study on Vakyapadiya

8) Sabdatattva: the Primacy of Representations (working paper)

9) The theory of Sphota and the data of Cognitive Science (working paper)

10) Representations are not ‘Representations’They are Derivations (working paper)

11) Inference in Indian Philosophy

12) The Broken Arm chair: A Critical Account of Philosophy as Conceptual Analysis

13) A Philosophical Inquiry into the Representational Thesis

14) Kripkensteinian Paradox, Cognitive Science and European Starlings: Casting the Philosophers problem in empirical terms (Draft)

15) Why Kripke’s Solution to the Kripkensteinian Paradox does not Solve it. (Draft)

16) Realism and the Representational Thesis (Draft)

Reviews

1) When Postmodern Bug Bites a Mighty Philosopher- a reading of J. N. Mohanty’s paper

2) The Work of a Philosophical Mind – review of The Mind doesn’t work That Way- Jerry Fodor

3) Colouring Consciousness- a review of Consciousness, Colour and Content- Micheal Tye

4) Perceiving Philosophically- a review of Vision and Mind -Alva Noe and Evan Thompson

5) The Great Indian Intellectual Balancing Act- a review of The Argumentative Indian – Amartya Sen (draft)

6) Review Of Mind -A Brief Introduction. John. R Searle. (Draft)

7) Amartya Sen (2006)

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1. Yhanks you - January 31, 2008

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