Knowledge and the Flow of Information  

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“In the beginning there was information. The word came later.”

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Knowledge and the Flow of Information (1981) is a book by Fred Dretske, a major influence on the development of informational theories, and although the theory developed there is not a teleological theory, Dretske (1986, 1988, 1991) later produced an informational version of teleosemantics. He begins with a concept of carrying information that he calls "indicating", explains that indicating is not equivalent to representing, and then suggests that a representation's content is what it has the function of indicating




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