Brant Pridmore

Brant Pridmore

Position: Campus Visitor

School: School of Philosophy

Location: Level 6, Room 6.47, Desk A, 146 Ellery Cres

I'm visiting ANU from January 2020 to January 2021, working on some ideas related to my PhD thesis. One thing I'm interested in is whether teleosemantic theories of representation suggest that circadian cycles in a wide range of organisms involve simple representation of future events. I think they probably do. I'm also thinking about whether simple biological signals should be regarded as representations at all. Perhaps it doesn't matter all that much, provided we make the right distinctions between different kinds of broadly representational phenomena. But perhaps it matters a lot. Finally, I'm interested in fictionalist theories of neural representation. Like most fictionalist theories, they seem a bit of a cheat, somehow. The thesis is here if you want to have a look: https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/13343

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