The Problem of Representation and a Formal Solution

  • Majid Davoody Beni
Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 14)


The chapter articulates weak and strong versions of the problem of representation. It also argues that enhancing the expressive power of logical systems does not result in a conclusive solution to the problem of representation. I examine structural realists’ reliance on ‘partial isomorphisms’ and ‘pragmatic truth’ to substantiate the message of this chapter. The message is that the set/model-theoretic framework cannot account for the biologically explicable relationship between the structure of the scientific theories and reality.


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  • Majid Davoody Beni
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  1. 1.Department of Management, Science, and TechnologyAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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