Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Content: content is that part of a statement, what can be represented by another statement, which differs in a respect from the original statement, e.g. it uses other expressions with the same reference. That, in which the second statement deviates belongs then to the vocabulary, to the syntax or grammar, the matching can be called content.
 
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I Fred Dretske Minimale Rationalit├Ąt in D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg.)Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt/M. 2005

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Content/Thinking/Animal/Dretske: From this we see that what a living thing "thinks" (the content) can be causally quite irrelevant. E.g. bimetallic strips, it is the degree of curvature, not what the curvature states.

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F. Dretske
Naturalizing the Mind Cambridge 1997


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23