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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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David Papineau

David Papineau Die Evolution des Zweck Mittel Denkens in D. Perler, M. Wild (Hg) Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt 2005

Perler I 253
Level 0: "Monomats": Tue V
Level 1: "Opportunists": If B, do V
I 248
Level 2: "people in need": If B and T, do V
Level 3: "Voter": If B1 and T1, do V1, IF T1 is the dominant need
A comparative mechanism is needed here.
Level 4: "Learners": AFTER experience has shown that B1, T1, and V1 result in a reward, then ... (like 3).
Level 2 does not necessarily entail 3. There can be something like Buridan's donkey, which works reliably when only one drive is activated.
Level 4: here drives play a further role: they intensify behavior, which lead to the reduction of drives.
I 254
Drive/Content/Papineau: through this complexity, it is uncertain what the exact content is, which the drives represent.
A) Should it consist in the specific results?
B) or in the different effects? Papineau pro b).

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.

Papi I
D. Papineau
Thinking about Consciousness Oxford 2004

Perler I
Dominik Perler
Markus Wild
Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt 2005

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