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2010 | 17 | 1 | 21-38
Article title

MISREPRESENTATION AND ROBUSTNESS OF MEANING

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Abstracts
EN
According to Fodor, robustness of meaning is an essential aspect of intentionality and his causal theory of content can account for it. The robustness of meaning refers to the fact that kennings of a symbol are occasionally caused by instantiations of properties which are not expressed by the symbol. This, according to Fodor, is the source of the phenomenon of misrepresentation. The authors claim that Fodor's treatment of content and misrepresentation is infected with a couple of flaws. After criticizing Fodor's theory of content, they propose a new theory of content which explains how misrepresentation is possible as a result of meaning-forming causation, and extend it to account for the property of robustness of meaning.
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  • Tevfik Aytekin, Department of Computer Engineering, Bahcesehir University, 34353 Istanbul, Turkey
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CEJSH db identifier
11SKAAAA090517
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bwmeta1.element.4a41ff73-df58-317d-9399-2fc9cc8f6b59
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