David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
OUP Oxford (2010)
Brian Skyrms presents a fascinating exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. He uses a variety of tools -- theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning -- to investigate how meaning and communication develop. He shows how signaling games themselves evolve, and introduces a new model of learning with invention. The juxtaposition of atomic signals leads to complex signals, as the natural product of gradual process. Signals operate in networks of senders and receivers at all levels of life. Information is transmitted, but it is also processed in various ways. That is how we think -- signals run around a very complicated signaling network. Signaling is a key ingredient in the evolution of teamwork, in the human but also in the animal world, even in micro-organisms. Communication and co-ordination of action are different aspects of the flow of information, and are both effected by signals.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$16.95 used (38% off) $21.23 new (22% off) $22.39 direct from Amazon (18% off) Amazon page|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Rosa Cao (2012). A Teleosemantic Approach to Information in the Brain. Biology and Philosophy 27 (1):49-71.
David Sosa (2011). Two Forms of Dualism. Dialogue 50 (02):307-313.
Nicholas Shea (2013). Naturalising Representational Content. Philosophy Compass 8 (5):496-509.
James Justus (2012). Carnap on Concept Determination: Methodology for Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW] European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2 (2):161-179.
Ulrich E. Stegmann (2013). On the 'Transmission Sense of Information'. Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):141-144.
Similar books and articles
Brian Skyrms (2010). The Flow of Information in Signaling Games. Philosophical Studies 147 (1):155 - 165.
Brian Skyrms (2002). Signals, Evolution and the Explanatory Power of Transient Information. Philosophy of Science 69 (3):407-428.
Rory Smead (2010). Indirect Reciprocity and the Evolution of “Moral Signals”. Biology and Philosophy 25 (1):33-51.
S. Huttegger (2011). Signals: Evolution, Learning and Information * by Brian Skyrms. Analysis 71 (3):597-599.
P. Godfrey-Smith (2012). Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information, by Brian Skyrms. Mind 120 (480):1288-1297.
Jeffrey A. Barrett (2009). The Evolution of Coding in Signaling Games. Theory and Decision 67 (2):223-237.
Cedric Paternotte (2010). Review of Brian Skyrms, Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (11).
Rory Smead (2011). Brian Skyrms , Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information . New York: Oxford University Press (2010), 208 Pp., $27.00 (Paper). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 78 (4):702-705.
C. Allen & M. Hauser (1992). Communication and Cognition: Is Information The Connection? Psa 1992:81-91.
Hjalmar K. Turesson & Asif A. Ghazanfar (2012). Statistical Learning of Social Signals and its Implications for the Social Brain Hypothesis. Interaction Studies 12 (3):397-417.
Jeffrey A. Barrett, Numerical Simulations of the Lewis Signaling Game: Learning Strategies, Pooling Equilibria, and the Evolution of Grammar.
Ulrich E. Stegmann (2005). John Maynard Smith's Notion of Animal Signals. Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):1011-1025.
Cailin O'Connor (2013). The Evolution of Vagueness. Erkenntnis:1-21.
Added to index2012-01-31
Total downloads5 ( #178,823 of 1,089,153 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,735 of 1,089,153 )
How can I increase my downloads?