SYSTEMATICITY AND THE POST-CONNECTIONIST ERA: TAKING STOCK OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF COGNITION

This workshop will address "the systematicity challenge", that embodied cognitive science has yet to address (the range of methodologies such as behavior-based AI, ecological psychology, embodied and distributed cognition, dynamical systems theory, and non-classical forms of connectionism, that reject cognitivism in its different forms).

The school will be held in San José (Andalucía, Spain) 19th -- 21st May 2011

The systematicity challenge was raised by Fodor & Pylyshyn's classical paper against connectionism, which argued that the only way for a connectionist model to account for systematicity is by implementing a classical combinatorial architecture. But now the question is whether it also poses a compelling challenge to post-connectionist methodologies because it is not clear to what extent the challenge to representational connectionism, as originally formulated and rehearsed, transfers to these other cognitive architectures.

Date Posted: 19 May 2011