PHL471: Some Thoughts on Millikan's <i>Varieties of Meaning</i>

Some Thoughts on Millikan's Varieties of Meaning

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Some Observations on Chapters 3 and 4
Chapter 5 Chapters 6 and 7
Our interest in these chapters concerns primarily just a few facts. Some thoughts on Part IV
It is fruitful to think of Millikan as in these chapters primarily aiming to speculate about how representational devices, and so representations, evolved. Since she sees PP representations as common to all representing organisms, she in part sees this as the task of explaining what distinguishes some of the abilities of humans from nonhuman organisms, partly in terms of the evolution of PPs.