The interpretation of texts, people and other artifacts


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Daniel C. Dennett
Tufts University
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I want to explore four different exercises of interpretation: (1) the interpretation of texts (or hermeneutics), (2) the interpretation of people (otherwise known as "attribution" psychology, or cognitive or intentional psychology), (3) the interpretation of other artifacts (which I shall call artifact hermeneutics), (4) the interpretation of organism design in evolutionary biology--the controversial interpretive activity known as adaptationism
Keywords Artifact  Interpretation  Language  People  Text
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DOI 10.2307/2108038
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