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The Meaning of Biological Signals

Artiga, Marc and Birch, Jonathan and Martínez, Manolo (2020) The Meaning of Biological Signals. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We introduce the virtual special issue on content in signalling systems. The issue explores the uses and limits of ideas from evolutionary game theory and information theory for explaining the content of biological signals. We explain the basic idea of the Lewis-Skyrms sender-receiver framework, and we highlight three key themes of the issue: (i) the challenge of accounting for deception, misinformation and false content, (ii) the relevance of partial or total common interest to the evolution of meaningful signals, and (iii) how the sender-receiver framework relates to teleosemantics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Artiga, Marcmarc.artiga@udg.edu
Birch, Jonathanj.birch2@lse.ac.uk0000-0001-7517-4759
Martínez, Manolomail@manolomartinez.net0000-0002-6194-7121
Keywords: signals, game theory, evolution, biology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Game Theory
Depositing User: Dr Jonathan Birch
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 20:38
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 20:38
Item ID: 18067
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Game Theory
Date: 7 September 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18067

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