Ruth Garrett Millikan, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut
Ruth Garrett Millikan is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Connecticut. She was raised in the college town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and educated at Oberlin College and Yale University. She is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Winner of the 2017 Rescher Prize for Systematic Philosophy. She is also the winner of the 2017 Rolf Shock Prize in Logic and Philosophy. Her other books are Language, Thought and Other Biological Categories (1984), White Queen Psychology and Other Essays for Alice (1993), On Clear and Confused Ideas (2000), Varieties ofMeaning (2004), and Language: A Biological Model (2005).
Part I 0. Introduction to Part I 1. A Clumpy World 2. Direct Reference for Extensional Terms 3. Introducing Unitrackers and Unicepts 4. Functions of Same-Tracking 5. How Unicepts Get Their Referents 6. Misrepresentation, Redundancy, Equivocity, Emptiness (and Swampman) 7. Some Implications Part II 8. Introduction to Part II 9. Indexicals and Self-Signs 10. An Anatomy of Signs 11. Infosigns and Natural Information 12. Intentional Signs 13. Linguistic Signs 14. Perception, Especially Perception through Language 15. Markers of Identity and Grounded Infosigns 16. Out-side Pragmatics: Descriptions, Quantifiers, Directives Glossary