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Functions : new essays in the philosophy of psychology and biology

Author: edited by Andr�e Ariew, Robert Cummins, and Mark Perlman. Ariew, Andr�e. ; ; André Ariew; Robert Cummins; Mark Perlman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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In explaining aspects of the natural world, including the aspects of mind, scientists have frequently used the concept of function. But what are functions? This work presents essays on functions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Andr�e Ariew, Robert Cummins, and Mark Perlman. Ariew, Andr�e. ; ; André Ariew; Robert Cummins; Mark Perlman
ISBN: 0198241038 9780198241034 019824102X 9780198241027 0199255806 9780199255801 0199255814 9780199255818
OCLC Number: 48965141
Description: viii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Platonic and Aristotelian roots of teleological arguments / André Ariew --
Evolutionary biology and teleological thinking / Michael Ruse --
A rebuttal on functions / Christopher Boorse --
Biofunctions : two paradigms / Ruth Garrett Millikan --
On the normativity of functions / Valerie Gray Hardcastle --
Neo-teleology / Robert Cummins --
Functional organization, analogy, and inference / William Wimsatt --
Function and design revisited / David J. Buller --
The continuing usefulness account of proper function / Peter H. Schwartz --
Pagan teleology : adaptational role and the philosophy of mind / Mark Perlman --
Indeterminacy of function attributions / Berent Enç --
Brentano's chestnuts / D.M. Walsh --
Human rationality and the unique origin constraint / Mohan Matthen --
Real traits, real functions? / Colin Allen --
Types of traits : the importance of functional homologues / Karen Neander.
Responsibility: edited by André Ariew, Robert Cummins, and Mark Perlman.

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