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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Content/Millikan: content is not determined by stimuli, nor by the stimuli that can normally produce the corresponding utterance.
Reason: it is not the normal causes that determine the meaning, but the normal mapping rules for the intentional icon.
Anomalous monism/intentionality/psychology/Millikan: therefore, psychology cannot be a science that predicts behavior.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26