Semantic Accounts of Computation Examined

  • Nir Fresco
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 12)


This chapter examines some accounts according to which external semantic content is inherent to the computational process, and so any computational explanation entails content ascription to the explanandum. The goal of these accounts is clear: by ascribing semantic content to digital computing systems proper, proponents of the semantic view of computation aim to explain cognition computationally.


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  1. 1.School of Humanities & Languages University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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