Representation in the Genome and in Other Inheritance Systems

  title={Representation in the Genome and in Other Inheritance Systems},
  author={Nicholas Shea},
There is ongoing controversy as to whether the genome is representing system (Sterelny et al. 1996, Griffiths 2001). Although it is widely recognised that DNA carries information, both correlating with and coding for various outcomes, neither of these implies that the genome has semantic properties like correctness or satisfaction conditions (Godfrey-Smith 2002). Here a modified version of teleosemantics is applied to the genome to show that it does indeed have semantic properties − there is… CONTINUE READING

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