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Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

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Ruth Garrett Millikan presents a highly original account of cognition - of how we get to grips with the world in thought. The question at the heart of her book is Kant's 'How is knowledge possible?', but answered from a contemporary naturalist standpoint. The starting assumption is that we are evolved creatures that use cognition as a guide in dealing with the natural world, and that the natural world is roughly as natural science has tried to describe it. Very unlike Kant, then, we must begin with ontology, with a rough understanding of what the world is like prior to cognition, only later developing theories about the nature of cognition within that world and how it manages to reflect the rest of nature. And in trying to get from ontology to cognition we must
traverse another non-Kantian domain: questions about the transmission of information both through natural signs and through purposeful signs including, especially, language.

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Author(s):
MILLIKAN, Ruth Garrett
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
241x164x20
EAN-13:
9780198717195
Edition:
First edition, third impression (2017)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198717195
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
OUP Oxford

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Ruth Garrett Millikan presents a highly original account of cognition - of how we get to grips with the world in thought. The question at the heart of her book is Kant's 'How is knowledge possible?', but answered from a contemporary naturalist standpoint. The starting assumption is that we are evolved creatures that use cognition as a guide in dealing with the natural world, and that the natural world is roughly as natural science has tried to describe it. Very unlike Kant, then, we must begin with ontology, with a rough understanding of what the world is like prior to cognition, only later developing theories about the nature of cognition within that world and how it manages to reflect the rest of nature. And in trying to get from ontology to cognition we must
traverse another non-Kantian domain: questions about the transmission of information both through natural signs and through purposeful signs including, especially, language.

Author(s):
MILLIKAN, Ruth Garrett
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
241x164x20
EAN-13:
9780198717195
Edition:
First edition, third impression (2017)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198717195
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
OUP Oxford

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