Single Idea 3995

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / b. Purpose of mind]

Full Idea

A mind is an organ of representation.


'Representation' involves having content or meaning

Gist of Idea

A mind is an organ of representation


David Lewis (Lewis: reduction of mind (on himself) [1994], p.421)

Book Reference

'A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind', ed/tr. Guttenplan,Samuel [Blackwell 1995], p.421

A Reaction

This does not seem to necessarily involve awareness, so it seems to put intentionality at the centre of things. It is a good slogan.