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The Interpretation of Texts, People and Other Artifacts

Dennett, Daniel C (1990) The Interpretation of Texts, People and Other Artifacts. [Preprint]

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Philosophy > Logic
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:259
Deposited By:Dennett, Daniel
Deposited On:05 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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