Predictive processing and the semiological principle

commentary to duffley



Duffley, Meaning, Concepts, Predictive processing, Polysemy


The aim of this commentary is to underpin Duffley’s notion of a stable mental content that corresponds to the literal word meaning with a computationally plausible cognitive theory. Our approach is to investigate what these stable contents could be according to the so-called Predictive Processing architecture. We argue that recent advances in cognitive science can make at least two contributions to the debate. First, they can provide some underpinning of Duffley's ideas of a stable linguistic meaning associated with the sign. Second, they provide resources to understand how the semiological principle is compatible with a dynamic and flexible notion of "meaning".


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Biografia do Autor

Guido Löhr, University of Technology

Post doctoral from the University of Technology, Department of Philosophy Eindhoven Netherlands.

Christian Michel

PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Department of Philosophy Edinburgh, Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


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LÖHR, . G. .; MICHEL, C. . Predictive processing and the semiological principle : commentary to duffley. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 45, n. 1, p. 5–20, 2022. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2022.