- adj. Not of a conceptual nature
- non- + conceptual (Wiktionary)
“One response I’ve heard to the case of the people getting cingulotomies (I think that’s the surgery you bring up at the end) is that most physical pains have two components — the bad feeling, and a certain nonconceptual sense of bodily injury.”
“Of course, the plausibility of this way of motivating the notion of nonconceptual content is a hostage to fortune in two important senses, one empirical and one philosophical.”
“Additionally, the notion of nonconceptual content has been utilized in the explanation of the behavior of nonlinguistic creatures or those that do not employ concepts.”
“However, if one has an account of what it is to possess a concept that makes it inappropriate to attribute mastery of the corresponding concept to the creature whose behavior is being explained, then the appeal to representations in the explanation of its behavior is also motivation for the notion of nonconceptual representational content.”
“Turning to the third motivation for the notion of nonconceptual content, one might expect the notion of nonconceptual content involved in psychological explanation to be essentially perceptual.”
“Michael Martin applied the notion of nonconceptual content to the study of memory (Martin 1992).”
“The possibility of an affirmative answer to this question is important for many theorists who wish to employ the notion of nonconceptual content to explain the behavior of nonlinguistic and prelinguistic creatures (depending, of course, on how demanding their notion of a concept is).”
“Thus, it is consistent with the notion of nonconceptual content that the representation in question is in fact produced in what Raftopoulos and MÃ¼ller would call a conceptually mediated way, whereby concepts in the subject's possession influence the content of a personal level representation, without the content of the representation being specifiable in terms of concepts available to the subject.”
“For a state to be content-nonconceptual, on the other hand, the content of the state must be of a particular type, namely a nonconceptual type.”
“If the notion of nonconceptual content is to be useful, however, we need to have a substantive account of what nonconceptual content consists in and how it is to be ascribed ” an account that will be the equivalent at the nonconceptual level of, for example, the Fregean account of concepts and concept possession.”
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