Mind and Language 36 (3):471-490 (2021)

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Marc Artiga
Universitat De València
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The indeterminacy problem is one of the most prominent objections against naturalistic theories of content. In this essay I present this difficulty and argue that extant accounts are unable to solve it. Then, I develop a particular version of teleosemantics, which I call ’explanation-based teleosemantics’, and show how this outstanding problem can be addressed within the framework of a powerful naturalistic theory.
Keywords explanation  function  indeterminacy  mechanism  mental content  naturalism  teleosemantics
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DOI 10.1111/mila.12284
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