Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning

21 julio 2014

Why does the word «dog» have meaning? If you say «dog» to a friend, why does your friend understand you? A philosopher aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic meaning. Philosophers and a mathematician are collaborating to use game theory to analyze communication and how it acquires meaning.
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