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Journal
2014 | 22 | 1(85) | 105-120
Article title

Błędne reprezentacje a pojęcie funkcji w teleosemantyce. Analiza koncepcji Dretskego i Millikan

Title variants
EN
Misrepresentation and the Concept of Function in Teleosemantics. Dretske versus Millikan
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The paper analyzes the attempts to account for the nature of misrepresentation in terms of ‘teleosemantic’ functions as offered by Dretske and Millikan. In two first parts of the paper, Dretske’s teleosemantics and the role his account of function plays in his teleosemantics are investigated. In the third part, Dretske’s concept of function is compared to the one defended by Millikan (although her theory of representation is not taken into consideration here). On the one hand, Millikan’s theory is similar to Dretske’s but on the other hand, it is much better worked out and, as a consequence, it is less controversial than Dretske’s. In the fourth part, my analysis is summarized. Finally, the critical conclusions concerning Dretske’s teleosemantics as well as the use of the concept of function in naturalizing representation are presented.
Journal
Year
Volume
22
Issue
Pages
105-120
Physical description
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
References
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
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