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Information, influence, and the causal-explanatory role of content in understanding receiver responses

Kalkman, David

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Sceptics of informational terminology argue that by attributing content to signals, we fail to address nonhuman animal communication on its own terms. Primarily, we ignore that communication is sender driven: i.e. driven by the intrinsic physical properties of signals, themselves the result of selection pressures acting on signals to influence receivers in ways beneficial for senders. In contrast, information proponents argue that this ignores the degree to which communication is, in fact,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218133
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1007/s10539-017-9596-9

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