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Teleology and the Norms of Nature.

Author: William J FitzPatrick
Publisher: Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work is an examination of teleological attributions i.e. ascriptions of proper functions and natural ends) to the features and behavior of living things with a view to understanding their application to human life."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J FitzPatrick
ISBN: 1136712682 9781136712685 9781136712654 1136712658
OCLC Number: 1007248476
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter I Introduction / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter II Functional Systems: Artificial and Organic / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter III Natural Selection, Genes and Organismic Welfare / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter IV An Account of Biological Teleology / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter V Development and Applications of the Account / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter VI Welfare and Natural Teleology / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter VII Contrasts with Dawkins and with Standard Etiological Accounts / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter VIII An Account of Functional Teleological Explanation: Historical Sensitivity Without Reduction / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter IX Biological Teleology in Human Life / William J. FitzPatrick --
chapter X Human Nature and Morality / William J. FitzPatrick.
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