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-|  What It Is  | Something of great importance to people. \\ Meaning seems "extracted" from other people's actions, utterances, attitudes, etc. \\ Proper handling of meaning is generally considered to require intelligence.   |+|  \\ What It Is  | Something of great importance to people. \\ Meaning seems "extracted" from other people's actions, utterances, attitudes, etc. \\ Proper handling of meaning is generally considered to require intelligence.   |
|  Why It Is Important  | Meaning seems to enter almost every aspect of cognition.     |  |  Why It Is Important  | Meaning seems to enter almost every aspect of cognition.     |
|  My Theory  | Meaning is generated when a causal-relational model is used to compute the //implications// of some action, state, event, etc. Any agent that does so will extract meaning when the implications interact with its goals in some way.    | |  My Theory  | Meaning is generated when a causal-relational model is used to compute the //implications// of some action, state, event, etc. Any agent that does so will extract meaning when the implications interact with its goals in some way.    |