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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

CN 11-5743/B

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Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (4) : 583-600     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-007-0038-7
Representation and development of cognition
LI Hengwei, HUANG Huaxin
Center for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China;
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Abstract  One of the major divergences between dynamical systems theory and symbolism lies in their views on the role of representation in cognition. From the perspective of development, the cognitive development could be divided into three levels: sensorimotor, imagery representation and linguistic representation. It is claimed that representation is not a sufficient condition though it is necessary for cognition. However, it does not mean that the authors agree with the notion of strong coupling in dynamicism that completely rejects representation.
Issue Date: 05 December 2007
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