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Functions : selection and mechanisms

Author: Philippe Huneman
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Synthese library, v.363.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book collects cutting-edge research on the complexities that distinguish function theory. Rather than debate a single theory of functions, the book presents the richness of philosophical issues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Huneman
ISBN: 9789400753044 9400753047
OCLC Number: 828864051
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Biological Functions and Functional Explanations: Genes, Cells, Organisms and Ecosystems & Functions, Organization and Development in Life Sciences --
Evolution and the Stability of Functional Architectures / William C. Wimsatt --
Mechanism, Emergence, and Miscibility: The Autonomy of Evo-Devo / Denis M. Walsh --
Does Oxygen Have a Function, or Where Should the Regress of Functional Ascriptions Stop in Biology? / Jean Gayon --
Biological Functions and Functional Explanations: Genes, Cells, Organisms and Ecosystems & Functional Pluralism for Biologists? --
How Ecosystem Evolution Strengthens the Case for Functional Pluralism / Frédéric Bouchard --
A General Case for Functional Pluralism / Robert N. Brandon --
Weak Realism in the Etiological Theory of Functions / Philippe Huneman --
Psychology, Philosophy of Mind and Technology: Functions in a Man's World & Metaphysics, Function and Philosophy of Mind --
Functions and Mechanisms: A Perspectivalist View / Carl F. Craver --
Understanding the Sciences Through the Fog of "Functionalism(s)" / Carl Gillett --
Psychology, Philosophy of Mind and Technology: Functions in a Man's World & Philosophy of Technology, Design and Functions --
Artifacts and Organisms: A Case for a New Etiological Theory of Functions / Françoise Longy --
Functions as Epistemic Highlighters: An Engineering Account of Technical, Biological and Other Functions / Pieter E. Vermaas, Wybo Houkes.
Series Title: Synthese library, v.363.
Responsibility: Philippe Huneman, editor.
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