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Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

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2018.06.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ruth Garrett Millikan, Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information, Oxford University Press, 2017, 256 pp., $35.00, ISBN 9780198717195. Reviewed by Andrea Onofri, University of Graz In her previous work, Ruth Millikan has developed a highly influential and original account of cognition and language, applying contemporary evolutionary theory to a number of traditional philosophical problems. Her new book is based on the same methodological approach, addressing Kant's question "how is knowledge possible? . . . from a contemporary naturalist standpoint" (p. 3). Part One applies this perspective to the problem of cognition, while Part Two develops an account of information and of how cognitive systems extract such information from natural and intentional signs. This book is a great philosophical achievement. The breadth and originality of Millikan's view are remarkable. She shows how a. . .

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