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What's transmitted? Inherited information.

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Commentary on Bergstrom and Rosvall, 'The transmission sense of information', Biology and Philosophy. In response to worries that uses of the concept of information in biology are mataphorical or insubstantial, Bergstrom and Rosvall have identified a sense in which DNA transmits information down the generations. Their 'transmission view of information' is founded on a claim about DNA's teleofunction. Bergstrom and Rosvall see their transmission view of information as a rival to seman...

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10.1007/s10539-010-9232-4

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Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
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Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
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James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford
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Springer
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Volume:
26
Issue:
2
Pages:
183–189
Publication date:
2011-03-01
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1572-8404
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0169-3867
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English
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2012-12-19

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