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Function/causality/Dennett: having causal powers is not yet a function - Question: whether the first nucleotides already had a function - Function: more than causality - question: do the "gliders" in the "Game of Life" have a function or do they just move?
I 575
Meaning/function/Dennett: Vending machine and communication of the frog eye derive their meaning from the function - where the function returns no answer, there is nothing left to investigate - the meanings of people are just as derived as the meanings of the vending machine - that proves that ZE - otherwise one must postulate essentialism - PutnamVsDennett: Meaning has more to do with reference than with function - function does not allocate a correct causal role to meaning

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999

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