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  1. In Defense of Proper Functions.Ruth Garrett Millikan - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (June):288-302.
    I defend the historical definition of "function" originally given in my Language, Thought and Other Biological Categories (1984a). The definition was not offered in the spirit of conceptual analysis but is more akin to a theoretical definition of "function". A major theme is that nonhistorical analyses of "function" fail to deal adequately with items that are not capable of performing their functions.
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  • Methodological Solipsism Considered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology.J. A. Fodor - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (1):63-73.
  • Inquiry.Robert Stalnaker - 1984 - Cambridge University Press.
  • Inquiry.R. Stalnaker - 1984 - Mind 94 (376):627-630.
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  • Supervenience and Nomological Incommensurables.Jaegwon Kim - 1978 - American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (2):149-56.
    Developing and motivating the notion of supervenience. Investigating the relationship to reducibility and definability (equivalence, under certain conditions), and to microphysical determination.
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  • Weak Supervenience.John Haugeland - 1982 - American Philosophical Quarterly 19 (1):93-103.
  • Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories.Ruth G. Millikan - 1984 - MIT Press.
    Preface by Daniel C. Dennett Beginning with a general theory of function applied to body organs, behaviors, customs, and both inner and outer representations, ...
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  • New Work For a Theory of Universals.David K. Lewis - 1997 - In D. H. Mellor & Alex Oliver (eds.), Properties. Oxford University Press.
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  • New Work for a Theory of Universals.David Lewis - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61 (4):343-377.
  • Mind and Meaning.William G. Lycan & Brian Loar - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (2):282.
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  • Response: Comments on Kim’s Paper.Paul Teller - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):57-61.
  • Autonomous Psychology and the Belief-Desire Thesis.Stephen P. Stich - 1978 - The Monist 61 (4):573-591.
    A venerable view, still very much alive, holds that human action is to be explained at least in part in terms of beliefs and desires. Those who advocate the view expect that the psychological theory which explains human behavior will invoke the concepts of belief and desire in a substantive way. I will call this expectation the belief-desire thesis. Though there would surely be a quibble or a caveat here and there, the thesis would be endorsed by an exceptionally heterogeneous (...)
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  • Mind and Meaning.Brian Loar - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    Is linguistic meaning to be accounted for independently of the states of mind of language users, or can it only be explained in terms of them? If the latter, what account of the mental states in question avoids circularity? In this book Brian Loar offers a subtle and comprehensive theory that both preserves the natural priority of the mind in explanations of meaning, and gives an independent characterisation of its features. the nature of meaning and its relation to the mind (...)
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  • Explaining Behavior: Reasons in a World of Causes.Fred DRETSKE - 1988 - MIT Press.
    In this lucid portrayal of human behavior, Fred Dretske provides an original account of the way reasons function in the causal explanation of behavior.
  • Explaining Behaviour: Reasons in a World of Causes.Fred DRETSKE - 1988 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (158):95-102.
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  • Knowledge and the Flow of Information.Fred I. Dretske - 1981 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 175 (1):69-70.
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  • Knowledge and the Flow of Information.Fred Dretske - 1981 - MIT Press.
    This book presents an attempt to develop a theory of knowledge and a philosophy of mind using ideas derived from the mathematical theory of communication developed by Claude Shannon. Information is seen as an objective commodity defined by the dependency relations between distinct events. Knowledge is then analyzed as information caused belief. Perception is the delivery of information in analog form for conceptual utilization by cognitive mechanisms. The final chapters attempt to develop a theory of meaning by viewing meaning as (...)
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  • Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories.Ruth Garrett Millikan - 1984 - Behaviorism 14 (1):51-56.
     
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  • From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science: The Case Against Belief.Stephen P. Stich - 1983 - MIT Press.
  • Reference and Scientific Realism.Jarrett Leplin - 1979 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 10 (4):265.
  • Advertisement for a Semantics for Psychology.Ned Block - 1986 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10 (1):615-678.
  • Autonomous Psychology and the Belief/Desire Thesis.Stephen P. Stich - 1978 - The Monist 61 (October):573-91.
    A venerable view, still very much alive, holds that human action is to be explained at least in part in terms of beliefs and desires. Those who advocate the view expect that the psychological theory which explains human behavior will invoke the concepts of belief and desire in a substantive way. I will call this expectation the belief-desire thesis. Though there would surely be a quibble or a caveat here and there, the thesis would be endorsed by an exceptionally heterogeneous (...)
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  • Methodological Solipsism: Replies to Commentators.J. A. Fodor - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (1):99-109.
  • Searle on What Only Brains Can Do.J. A. Fodor - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3):431-432.
  • The Threat of Cognitive Suicide.Lynne Rudder Baker - 1987 - In Saving Belief. Princeton University Press. pp. 134-148.
  • Knowlegde and the Flow of Information.F. Dretske - 1989 - Trans/Form/Ação 12:133-139.
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  • Is Essentialism Unscientific?Jarrett Leplin - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (4):493-510.
    This paper defends the Causal Theory of Reference against the recent criticism that it imposes a priori constraints on the aims and practices of science. The metaphysical essentialism of this theory is shown to be compatible with the requirements of naturalistic epistemology. The theory is nevertheless unable to forestall the problem of incommensurability for scientific terms, because it misrepresents the conditions under which their reference is fixed. The resources of the Causal Theory of Reference and of the traditional cluster or (...)
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  • From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science.Stephen P. Stich - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (2):238-242.
     
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  • Naturalism and the Mental.Michael Tye - 1992 - Mind 101 (403):421-441.
  • 'Strong' and 'Global' Supervenience Revisited.Jaegwon Kim - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 48 (December):315-26.
    THIS PAPER CORRECTS AN ERROR IN MY EARLIER PAPER, "CONCEPTS OF SUPERVENIENCE" ("PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH", VOLUME 45, 1984), AND PRESENTS FURTHER MATERIAL ON SUPERVENIENCE. THE ERROR IS THE CLAIM THAT "GLOBAL" SUPERVENIENCE ENTAILS "STRONG" SUPERVENIENCE. HOWEVER, IT IS ARGUED THAT THIS FAILURE OF ENTAILMENT ONLY GOES TO SHOW THE INADEQUACY OF GLOBAL SUPERVENIENCE AS AN EXPLICATION OF "DEPENDENCY" OR "DETERMINATION" RELATION, AND, IN PARTICULAR, THAT MATERIALISM FORMULATED IN TERMS OF GLOBAL SUPERVENIENCE APPEARS TOO WEAK. (IT IS POINTED OUT, AMONG (...)
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  • Supervenience and Microphysics.Terence E. Horgan - 1982 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63 (January):29-43.
     
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  • Mental Representation.Hartry Field - 1978 - Erkenntnis 13 (July):9-61.
  • Causal Powers and Conceptual Connections.D. Christensen - 1992 - Analysis 52 (3):163-8.
    In "A Modal Argument for Narrow Content" ("Journal of Philosophy", LXXXVIII, 1991, pp 5-26), Jerry Fodor proposes a necessary condition for the distinctness of causal powers. He uses this condition to support psychological individualism. I show that Fodor's argument relies on inconsistent interpretations of his condition on distinct causal powers. Moreover, on no consistent interpretation does Fodor's condition yield the results claimed for it.
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  • Intention-Based Semantics.Stephen Schiffer - 1982 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23 (2):119--156.
  • Concepts of Supervenience.Jaegwon Kim - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 45 (December):153-76.
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  • Reason, Reference, and the Quest for Knowledge.Dudley Shapere - 1982 - Philosophy of Science 49 (1):1-23.
    This paper examines the "causal theory of reference", according to which science aims at the discovery of "essences" which are the objects of reference of natural kind terms (among others). This theory has been advanced as an alternative to traditional views of "meaning", on which a number of philosophical accounts of science have relied, and which have been criticized earlier by the present author. However, this newer theory of reference is shown to be equally subject to fatal internal difficulties, and (...)
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  • Judgement and Justification.William G. Lycan - 1993 - Noûs 27 (3):380-383.
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  • Reality and Representation.David Papineau - 1987 - Noûs 26 (3):379-389.
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  • Reality and Representation.David Papineau - 1987 - Blackwell.
  • Reasons and causes.Fred Dretske - 1989 - Philosophical Perspectives 3:1-15.
  • Meaning in Mind: Fodor and His Critics.Barry M. Loewer (ed.) - 1991 - Cambridge: Blackwell.
  • Global Supervenience and Reduction.Bradford Petrie - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 48 (September):119-30.
    THIS PAPER ARGUES THAT GLOBAL SUPERVENIENCE IS NOT\nEQUIVALENT TO KIM'S STRONG SUPERVENIENCE (AS HE HAS ARGUED\nIT IS) AND THAT IT DOES NOT ENTAIL THE TYPE OR TOKEN\nREDUCIBILITY OF THE SUPERVENIENT PROPERTIES TO THE\nPROPERTIES UPON WHICH THEY SUPERVENE (AS STRONG\nSUPERVENIENCE DOES). IT THEN TURNS TO AN EXAMINATION OF THE\nARGUMENT THAT GLOBAL SUPERVENIENCE IS EQUIVALENT TO\nIMPLICIT DEFINABILITY WHICH ACCORDING TO BETH'S THEOREM\nENTAILS EXPLICIT DEFINABILITY. THE AUTHOR HOPES TO SHOW\nTHAT GLOBAL SUPERVENIENCE IS A DISTINCT AND ESPECIALLY\nINTERESTING RELATION WHICH CAPTURES ASPECTS OF THE\nRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN (...)
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  • Roundtable Discussion.Nicholas Asher, Lee R. Brooks, Fred Dretske, Jerry Fodor, David Israel, John Perry, Zenon Pylyshyn & Brian Cantwell Smith - 1990 - In Philip P. Hanson (ed.), Information, Language and Cognition. University of British Columbia Press. pp. 198--216.
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  • Putting Information to Work.Fred Dretske - 1990 - In Philip P. Hanson (ed.), Information, Language and Cognition. University of British Columbia Press.
     
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  • Inquiry.Jon Barwise & Robert C. Stalnaker - 1986 - Philosophical Review 95 (3):429.
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  • Judgment and Justification.Lynne Rudder Baker & William G. Lycan - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (3):481.
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  • Reality and Representation.Jay F. Rosenberg & David Papineau - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (1):109.
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  • From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science.Stephen Stich - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 36 (143):261-278.
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  • Reality and Representation.David Papineau - 1988 - Mind 97 (388):629-632.
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  • Language and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language.Michael Devitt - 1999 - Wiley.
    Completely revised and updated in its Second Edition, _Language and Reality_ provides students, philosophers and cognitive scientists with a lucid and provocative introduction to the philosophy of language.
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