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New problems for defining animal communication in informational terms

Kalkman, David


Exactly what makes an interaction between two organisms a case of communication is contentious. Historically, debate has taken place between definitions of communication invoking information transmission vs definitions invoking causal influence. More recently, there has been some convergence on a hybrid definition: invoking (co-adapted) causal influence mediated via the transmission of information. After proposing an understanding of what it means to say that a receiver is causally influenced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1598-2


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