Nir Fresco


NirFrescoSenior Lecturer at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

His research is focused on understanding—from informational and computational perspectives—how information processing contributes to our cognitive life. Claims that cognitive processing is (some form of) computation or information processing are very common in cognitive science. Claims to the contrary state that cognition does not involve computation (or representation). But to make sense of these claims we first need to understand the explanatory roles computation and information play in cognitive science. Presently, his research focuses among others on understanding what information is in the context of understanding animal cognition.

[Book] Physical Computation and Cognitive Science (2014) Volume 12 in Springer-Verlag Book Series ‘Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics’.

Selected articles
2017. (with Patrick McGivern, and Aditya Ghose). Information, Veridicality and Inferential Knowledge. American Philosophical Quarterly.
2015.(with Michaelis Michael). ‹Information and Veridicality: Information-Processing and the Bar-Hillel/Carnap Paradox. Philosophy of Science.
2015. Information-how. Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
2014. (with Floridi, L. and Primiero, G.). On malfunctioning software. Synthese.
2014. Objective Computation versus Subjective Computation. Erkenntnis.
2014. (with Wolf, M. J.)Â The instructional information processing account of digital computation, Synthese, 191, pp. 1469-1492.
2013. (with Primiero, G.) Miscomputation, Philosophy and Technology. Volume 26
2013. Information Processing as an Account of Concrete Digital Computationâ, Philosophy and Technology, Volume 26,
2012.The Explanatory Role of Computation in Cognitive Science†, Minds and Machines, Vol. 22, pp. 353-380

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