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Are Genetic Representations Read in Development?

Planer, Ronald


The status of genes as bearers of semantic content remains very much in dispute among philosophers of biology. In a series of papers, Nicholas Shea has argued that his ‘infotel’ theory of semantics vindicates the claim that genes carry semantic content. On Shea’s account, each organism is associated with a ‘developmental system’ that takes genetic representations as inputs and produces whole-organism traits as outputs. Moreover, at least in his most recent work on the topic, Shea ([2013], p. 1)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-03-07
Type: Journal article
Source: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axu043


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