Teleosemantics

Paperback | September 28, 2006

EditorGraham Macdonald, David Papineau

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Teleosemantics seeks to explain meaning and other intentional phenomena in terms of their function in the life of the species. This volume of new essays from an impressive line-up of well-known contributors offers a valuable summary of the current state of the teleosemantics debate.

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Teleosemantics seeks to explain meaning and other intentional phenomena in terms of their function in the life of the species. This volume of new essays from an impressive line-up of well-known contributors offers a valuable summary of the current state of the teleosemantics debate.

Graham Macdonald is at University of Canterbury, New Zealand. David Papineau is at Kings College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:September 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199270279

ISBN - 13:9780199270279

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1. Graham Macdonald and David Papineau: Teleosemantics: The Programme, Prospects, and Problems2. Kim Sterelny: Language, Modularity, and Evolution3. Peter Godfrey-Smith: Mental Representation, Naturalism, and Teleosemantics4. Fred Dretske: Representation, Teleosemantics, and the Problem of Self-Knowledge5. Frank Jackson: The Epistemological Objection to Opaque Teleological Theories of Content6. Ruth Millikan: Useless Content7. Dan Ryder: On Thinking of Kinds: A Neuroscientific Perspective8. Mohan Matthen: Teleosemantics and the Consumer9. Karen Neander: . Content for Cognitive Science10. Robert Cummins, Jim Blackmon, David Byrd, Alexa Lee, and Martin Roth: Representation and Unexploited Content11. Carolyn Price: Fearing Fluffy: The Content of an Emotional Appraisal