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[Book Review] Teleosemantics re-examined: content, explanation and norms

Price, Carolyn (2014). [Book Review] Teleosemantics re-examined: content, explanation and norms. Biology and Philosophy, 29(4) pp. 587–596.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-014-9431-5
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Abstract

This essay reviews a collection of thirteen critical essays on the work of Ruth Millikan. The collection covers a broad range of her work, focusing in particular on her account of simple intentionality, her theory of concepts and her metaphysical views. I highlight and briefly discuss three issues that crop up repeatedly though the collection: (1) Millikan’s externalism (and in particular, her emphasis on how intentional states are used, rather than how they are produced); (2) the nature of intentional explanation; and (3) the normativity of meaning.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
ISSN: 1572-8404
Extra Information: Essay review of Millikan and Her Critics, edited by Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury and Kenneth Williford
Keywords: Teleosemantics; Metaphysics; Mind; Content; Language; Meaning; Normativity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 58609
Depositing User: Carolyn Price
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 14:11
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58609
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