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Teleological language in the life sciences

Author: Lowell A Nissen
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new study, Lowell Nissen explores the use of teleological language in the study of subjects such as behaviorism, negative feedback, and natural selection. He argues that all existing analyses fail to explain how teleological language can be used legitimately, and he provides his own analysis in terms of intentionality. Philosophers and scientists alike will find this book of greatest interest and value.
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Nissen, Lowell A.
Teleological language in the life sciences.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)605281296
Online version:
Nissen, Lowell A.
Teleological language in the life sciences.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)609422765
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lowell A Nissen
ISBN: 0847686930 9780847686933 0847686949 9780847686940 084768430X 9780847684304 0847684318 9780847684311
OCLC Number: 36501307
Description: x, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Behaviorism. Rosenblueth, Wiener, and Bigelow. Braithwaite. Nagel --
2. Negative Feedback. Rosenblueth, Wiener, and Bigelow. Adams. Faber. Falk --
3. Natural Selection. Canfield. Lehman. Wimsatt. Ruse. Neander --
4. Taylor --
5. Wright --
6. Woodfield --
7. Recent Applications. Millikan. Dretske. Papineau. Plantinga --
8. Intentionality. Goal-Directed Behavior. Functions.
Responsibility: Lowell Nissen.

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