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Millikan and Her Critics
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Notes on Contributors vii Foreword ix Daniel C. Dennett A Millikan Bibliography xiii Introduction 1 Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury, and Kenneth Williford 1 Toward an Informational Teleosemantics 21 Karen Neander Reply to Neander, by Ruth Millikan 2 Signals, Icons, and Beliefs 41 Peter Godfrey-Smith Reply to Godfrey-Smith, by Ruth Millikan 3 Millikan's Isomorphism Requirement 63 Nicholas Shea Reply to Shea, by Ruth Millikan 4 Millikan on Honeybee Navigation and Communication 87 Michael Rescorla Reply to Rescorla, by Ruth Millikan 5 Concepts: Useful for Thinking 107 Louise Antony Reply to Antony, by Ruth Millikan 6 Properties Over Substance 123 Richard Fumerton Reply to Fumerton, by Ruth Millikan 7 Millikan's Historical Kinds 135 Mohan Matthen Reply to Matthen, by Ruth Millikan 8 Millikan, Realism, and Sameness 155 Crawford L. Elder Reply to Elder, by Ruth Millikan 9 Craning the Ultimate Skyhook: Millikan on the Law of Noncontradiction 176 Charles Nussbaum Reply to Nussbaum, by Ruth Millikan 10 Are Millikan's Concepts Inside-Out? 198 Jesse Prinz Reply to Prinz, by Ruth Millikan 11 The Epistemology of Meaning 221 Cynthia Macdonald and Graham Macdonald Reply to Macdonalds, by Ruth Millikan 12 Weasels and the A Priori 241 David Braddon-Mitchell Reply to Braddon-Mitchell, by Ruth Millikan 13 All in the Family 259 Willem A. deVries Reply to deVries, by Ruth Millikan Afterword 281 Ruth Millikan References 282 Index 292

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Dan Ryder is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of British Columbia, and publishes primarily inphilosophy of mind and theoretical neuroscience. Justine Kingsbury is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at theUniversity of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. She works inphilosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, aesthetics, and informallogic. Kenneth Williford is Associate Professor and Chair of theDepartment of Philosophy at The University of Texas atArlington. He works in philosophy of mind, modernphilosophy, and phenomenology.

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"Millikan will be one of our most enduring contemporaryphilosophers. This book offers an invaluable perspective oncritical alternatives to her theories, and in the process not onlyclarifies her place in many contemporary debates, but alsoclarifies some of the more challenging aspects of her work. (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 24 October 2013) "There is a nice balance between sympathetic and skepticalcommentators; and the discussion is constructive and illuminatingthroughout. The editors have provided an excellent introduction,which offers a lucid and elegant summary of Millikan s views,as well as highlighting the main points of discussion in the book.Moreover, Millikan s replies are extremely helpful inclarifying some of the stickier points in her earlierwritings Taken together, the essays collected here offer anintensive and illuminating exploration of Millikan s views.The result is an excellent addition to the literature onmetaphysics and on the philosophy of mind andlanguage. (Biology and Philosophy, 28 January2014)

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