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Does Communication Require Consensus?

Nicholas Rescher

in Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236016
eISBN:
9780191679162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236016.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This chapter argues against the belief that communication is predicated on consensus. It suggests that the adoption of linguistic practices and the coordination of language use is scarcely a matter ... More


Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

D. Kimbrough Oller and Ulrike Griebel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The evolutionary roots of human communication are difficult to trace, but recent comparative research suggests that the first key step in that evolutionary history may have been the establishment of ... More


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