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Varieties of meaning : the 2002 Jean Nicod lectures

Author: Ruth Garrett Millikan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.
Series: Jean Nicod lectures.; Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How the various things that are said to have meaning-purpose, natural signs, linguistic signs, perceptions, and thoughts-are related to one another.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Millikan, Ruth Garrett.
Varieties of meaning.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003063301
(OCoLC)53231307
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Garrett Millikan
ISBN: 9780262279895 0262279894 0262134446 9780262134446 661209849X 9786612098499 1282098497 9781282098497
OCLC Number: 76064390
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Purposes and cross-purposes of humans --
2. Purposes and cross-purposes of memes --
3. Local natural signs and information --
4. Productivity and embedding in natural signs --
5. Teleosemantic theories --
6. Intentionality --
7. Intensionality --
8. Linguistic signs emerge from natural signs --
9. Direct perception through language --
10. Tracking the domains of conventional signs --
11. Varieties of the semantics-pragmatics distinction --
12. Demonstratives, indexicals, and a bit more about descriptions --
13. Inner pushmi-pullyus --
14. Detaching representations of objects --
15. Space and time --
16. Detaching goal state representations --
17. Generating goal state representations --
18. Limitations on nonhuman thought --
19. Conjectures on human thought.
Series Title: Jean Nicod lectures.; Bradford book.
Responsibility: Ruth Garrett Millikan.

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Many different things are said to have meaning: people mean to do various things; tools and other artifacts are meant for various things; people mean various things by using words and sentences. Ruth  Read more...

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