Meaning and mental representation a bradford book paperback february 5 1991 by robert cummins author visit amazons robert cummins page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for this author are you an author . Cummins book is basically a very dense investigation of the various theories of mental representation cummins presupposes that the reader already has a solid repertoire of knowledge of the philosophy of mind and language. Chapter 2 mental representation and meaning in this chapter i will take a brief look at the relation between mental representation and meaning generally before assessing claims about what it is for a mental state to have a content it is useful to have some idea of how an account of mental meaning might fit into an account of meaning generally. In this provocative study robert cummins takes on philosophers both old and new who pursue the question of mental representation as an abstraction apart from the constraints of any particular theory or framework cummins asserts that mental representation is in fact a problem in the philosophy . Meaning and mental representation bradford books home meaning and mental representation bradford books mental representation and meaning 2s originality to mental meaning but it is possible to hold that mental and nonmental representation are basically the same see for example block 1986and millikan 1984
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