Natural Signs

  • Ruth Garrett Millikan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7318)


A description of natural signs and natural information is proposed that interprets the presence of natural information as an affordance for the particular animal or species that would interpret it. This solves the reference class problem that undercuts earlier correlational accounts. It explains how there can be natural signs of individuals and also various non-correlational signs. The effect of superimposition of natural signs is then described.


Measle Virus Reference Class Natural Sign Repeated Pattern Connected Locale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Garrett Millikan
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUnited States of America

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