Functions: New Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology
André Ariew, Robert Cummins, Mark Perlman
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 449 pages
Fifteen leading contributors to philosophy of psychology and philosophy of biology present new essays on functions, specially written for this volume. In explaining aspects of the natural world, including the aspects of mind, scientists have frequently used the concept of function. But what are functions? These essays illuminate this crucial but problematic concept, and will be fascinating reading for philosophers and scientists alike.
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