Let’s consider how this goes in his article “Misrepresentation,” which Dretske takes the notion of meaningn to be a plausible starting point for. Frederick Irwin “Fred” Dretske was an American philosopher noted for his contributions to . carry information. This is how misrepresentation enters the world. Dretske – Misrepresentation. Uploaded by nmoverley. Philosophy Dretske Misrepresentation Writing. Copyright: © All Rights Reserved. Download as PDF, TXT.

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The four causes, active vs. I will try to find Ross on your blog.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Premack struck me as biased kinda like many religious dogmatistsand this bias to anthropocentrism is what raises flags for me. Angels cannot err with respect to natural things, and this has to do with the different way in drteske the know things, given that unlike us they are pure intellects.

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Matt Beck August 17, at 3: RAT holds that an agent need only be able to rule out all relevant alternatives in order to possess knowledge.

And this is what the state will mean f even in the case where no such water is present, because say we have placed a bar magnet near the bacterium and thereby disoriented it.

The second thing to say is that we need at the same time to bring back in the whole Scholastic metaphysical apparatus the rejection of which is what led moderns into their pinched conceptual straightjacket in the first place. I am beginning to wonder about this need of modern philosophers to express themselves using all kinds of sub-texted, super-texted, and starred-predicate languages.


And if phantasms ain’t representationalist, what is? Added to PP index Total downloads 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Feser, much “Catholic dogma,” to admit non-human animals don’t have language.

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Codgitator Cadgertator August 19, at 4: I think it is problematic to ask how Misrepreeentation accounts for misrepresentation since “misrepresentation” presupposes a representationalist theory of mind TOMand AT’s TOM is not representationalist. This is the claim that:. People deserve to know the truth and lying is wrong among humans but the notions of deceit and integrity as moral concepts have no place in the animal world.

Moreover, we all know misrepresntation much smarter numerous animals are in countless other tasks. The form of the human obviously epxresses itself——genetically and behaviorally in fundamentally different ways thatn than the forms of other animals and beings. Only if the power of conceptual thought is indispensable to explaining their behavior are we logically justified in positing it as a power they possess. Just Thinking August 19, at 5: Nor are phantasms themselves intellectual in nature.

That what the bacterium ultimately needs is oxygen-free water rather than to propel itself to magnetic north per se does not help to eliminate the indeterminacy. But these are technical points I hope you can explore from the authors I mentioned before.

Codgitator Cadgertator August 17, at 6: He’s the farthest thing from a lightweight or ideologue in ethology. I rdetske that Prof. If there weren’t a distinct and meaningful distinction between these kinds of communication, there would be nothing sensational about Eric.


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Codgitator Cadgertator August 18, at 1: Straining to find abstract language in animals is to misrepresenttion like making dogs wear tennis shoes or sunglasses so they look “cuter”, when in fact they are already stunning just naked and at home in their own nature. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thus, for a red light r to carry the information that a goal s has been scored is F is for the probability that a goal has been scored, given that the light is red and given my background knowledge of the world, kto be 1 but less than 1 given just my background knowledge.

I teach jisrepresentation at Pasadena City College. Dretske offers us no answer.

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For Peirce, the expansion of the metal, or the smoke from a fire, is an “index” in the order of ‘secondness’while an oscillating needle on a thermostat, or a fire hazard placard, is an “icon” of the deeper indexical reality.

I forgot all the semiotics, but I recall it was important in explaining animal talk On the fishbowl, I think it is incumbent on us to respect the subjective experience of animals.

Some of the other things Dretske says point in the same direction. Edward Feser August 17, at 6: