Pain signals are predominantly imperative

Biology and Philosophy 31 (2):283-298 (2016)
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Manolo Martínez
Universitat de Barcelona
Colin Klein
Australian National University
Abstract
Recent work on signaling has mostly focused on communication between organisms. The Lewis–Skyrms framework should be equally applicable to intra-organismic signaling. We present a Lewis–Skyrms signaling-game model of painful signaling, and use it to argue that the content of pain is predominantly imperative. We address several objections to the account, concluding that our model gives a productive framework within which to consider internal signaling
Keywords Signaling games  Internal signaling  Pain  Imperativism
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DOI 10.1007/s10539-015-9514-y
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