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Sender-Receiver Systems Within and Between Organisms

Godfrey-Smith, Peter (2013) Sender-Receiver Systems Within and Between Organisms. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

I introduce a theoretical framework, due originally to Lewis and Skyrms, used in several talks in the PSA symposium "Signaling Within the Organism." I contrast sender-receiver systems as they appear within and between organisms, and as they function in the bridging of space and of time. Memory can be seen as the sending of messages over time, communication between an earlier and later self. I then compare psychological and genetic memory with respect to their relations to the sender-receiver model, arguing that some puzzles concerning genetic information can be resolved by seeing the genome as a cell-level memory with no sender.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Godfrey-Smith, Peterpgodfreysmith@gmail.com
Keywords: signaling, memory, information, genes
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Depositing User: Peter Godfrey-Smith
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 13:18
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 17:28
Item ID: 9513
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Date: 10 January 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9513

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