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Functions : selection and mechanisms

作者: Philippe Huneman
出版商: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
叢書: Synthese library, v.363.
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This volume handles in various perspectives the concept of function and the nature of functional explanations, topics much discussed since two major and conflicting accounts have been raised by Larry Wright and Robert Cummins's papers in the 1970s. Here, both Wright's 'etiological theory of functions' and Cummins's 'systemic' conception of functions are refined and elaborated in the light of current scientific  再讀一些...
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ISBN: 9789400753044 9400753047
OCLC系統控制編碼: 828864051
描述: 1 online resource.
内容: 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.
叢書名: Synthese library, v.363.
責任: Philippe Huneman, editor.
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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  再讀一些...

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