Biology and Philosophy 29 (3):357-378 (2014)

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Marc Artiga
Universitat De València
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Ethological theories usually attribute semantic content to animal signals. To account for this fact, many biologists and philosophers appeal to some version of teleosemantics. However, this picture has recently came under attack: while mainstream teleosemantics assumes that representational systems must cooperate, some biologists and philosophers argue that in certain cases signaling can evolve within systems lacking common interest. In this paper I defend the standard view from this objection
Keywords Teleosemantics  Signaling  Cooperation  Mimicry  Function  Millikan  Stegmann
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Teleosemantic Modeling of Cognitive Representations.Marc Artiga - 2016 - Biology and Philosophy 31 (4):483-505.
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