The Nicod Lectures

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

PART I: PURPOSES AND CROSS-PURPOSES

  1. PURPOSES AND CROSS-PURPOSES OF HUMANS

  2. PURPOSES AND CROSS-PURPOSES OF MEMES

PART II: NATURAL SIGNS AND INTENTIONAL SIGNS

  1. LOCAL NATURAL SIGNS AND INFORMATION

  2. PRODUCTIVITY AND EMBEDDING IN NATURAL SIGNS

  3. TELEOSEMANTIC THEORIES

  4. INTENTIONALITY

  5. INTENSIONALITY

PART III: LANGUAGE

  1. LINGUISTIC SIGNS EMERGE FROM NATURAL SIGNS

  2. DIRECT PERCEPTION THROUGH LANGUAGE

  3. TRACKING THE DOMAINS OF CONVENTIONAL SIGNS

  4. THE SEMANTICS/PRAGMATICS DISTINCTION

  5. DEMONSTRATIVES, INDEXICALS AND A BIT MORE ABOUT DESCRIPTIONS

PART IV: PERCEPTION AND THOUGHT

  1. INNER PUSHM-PULLYUS

  2. DETACHING REPRESENTATIONS OF OBJECTS

  3. SPACE AND TIME

  4. DETACHING GOALSTATE REPRESENTATIONS

  5. GENERATING GOALSTATE REPRESENTATIONS

  6. LIMITATIONS ON NONHUMAN THOUGHT

  7. CONJECTURES ON HUMAN THOUGHT

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