Saturday, March 03, 2012

Dretske, Information, and Knowledge

There's a philosophy of mind reading group at UBC, reading Dretske's (1981) Knowledge and the Flow of Information this spring. I've never made a proper study of Dretske's work before, so I'm finding it extremely useful and interesting. In yesterday's reading group, I had an idea that I'd like to explore a bit further; consider this blog post a rather preliminary rumination.

First, some background -- both to clue in any readers who are interested in reading but don't know the Dretske, and so that I can make sure I have his framework clear in my own head.