Functions: New Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology

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André Ariew, Robert Cummins, Mark Perlman
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 449 pages
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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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Robert Cummins is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis Mark Perlman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Oregon University Andre Ariew is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island

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