The Regress of Contexts
Smolensky's coffee representation leads to an infinite regress of representations. Coffee depends on a higher order representation of cup-with-coffee. But cup-with-coffee presumably depends on another (eg cup-with-coffee-on-the table). And so on.
Jerry Fodor & Brian McLaughlin, 1990.

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The Regress of Contexts
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