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The meaning of biological signals

Artiga, Marc, Birch, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-7517-4759 and Martínez, Manolo (2020) The meaning of biological signals. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 84. ISSN 1369-8486

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2020.101348


We introduce the virtual special issue on content in signalling systems. The issue explores the uses and limits of ideas from evolutionary game theory and information theory for explaining the content of biological signals. We explain the basic idea of the Lewis-Skyrms sender-receiver framework, and we highlight three key themes of the issue: (i) the challenge of accounting for deception, misinformation and false content, (ii) the relevance of partial or total common interest to the evolution of meaningful signals, and (iii) how the sender-receiver framework relates to teleosemantics.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2024 05:45

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