Consumers Need Information: Supplementing Teleosemantics with an Input Condition

@inproceedings{Shea2007ConsumersNI,
  title={Consumers Need Information: Supplementing Teleosemantics with an Input Condition},
  author={Nicholas Shea},
  year={2007}
}
The success of a piece of behaviour is often explained by its being caused by a true representation (similarly, failure falsity). In some simple organisms, success is just survival and reproduction. Scientists explain why a piece of behaviour helped the organism to survive and reproduce by adverting to the behaviour's having been caused by a true representation. That usage should, if possible, be vindicated by an adequate naturalistic theory of content. Teleosemantics cannot do so, when it is… CONTINUE READING
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