What should we make of the mechanical view of the mind? So far in this book we have considered various ways in which the view has dealt with the phenomenon of mental representation, with our knowledge of the thoughts of others, and how (supplemented by further assumptions) it forms the philosophical basis of a computational view of thought. And, in the last few chapters, we have looked at various attempts to explain mental representation in other terms, or ‘reduce’ it, as well as non-reductive approaches.