On Clear and Confused Ideas by Ruth Garrett Millikan
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On Clear and Confused Ideas
By Ruth Garrett Millikan

On Clear and Confused Ideas

An Essay about Substance Concepts

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On Clear and Confused Ideas by Ruth Garrett Millikan

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Written by one of today's most creative and innovative philosophers, Ruth Garrett Millikan, this book examines basic empirical concepts; how they are acquired, how they function, and how they have been misrepresented in the traditional philosophical literature. Millikan places cognitive psychology in an evolutionary context where human cognition is assumed to be an outgrowth of primitive forms of mentality, and assumed to have 'functions' in the biological sense. Of particular interest are her discussions of the nature of abilities as different from dispositions, her detailed analysis of the psychological act of reidentifying substances, and her critique of the language of thought for mental representation. In a radical departure from current philosophical and psychological theories of concepts, this book provides the first in-depth discussion on the psychological act of reidentification.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521625531
ISBN-10: 052162553X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Language by Ruth Garrett Millikan Language, Paperback (August 2005)

Presents a different way of viewing the partial regularities that language displays, the norms and conventions of language. The central norms applying to language, like those norms of function and behavior that account for the survival and proliferation of biological traits, are non-evaluative norms.

On Clear and Confused Ideas by Ruth Garrett Millikan On Clear and Confused Ideas, Hardback (July 2000)

Millikan provides the first in-depth discussion on the psychological act of reidentification.

Language, Thought and Other Biological Categories by Ruth Garrett Millikan Language, Thought and Other Biological Categories, Paperback (January 1988)

Ruth Millikan argues that the intentionality of language can be described without reference to speaker intentions and that an understanding of the intentionality of thought can and should be divorced from the problem of understanding consciousness.

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