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Huneman, Philippe

Functions: selection and mechanisms

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Philippe Huneman

Part I. Biological Functions and Functional Explanations: Genes, Cells, Organisms and Ecosystems – Functions, Organization and Development in Life Sciences

2. Evolution and the Stability of Functional Architectures
William C. Wimsatt

3. Mechanism, Emergence, and Miscibility: The Autonomy of Evo-Devo
Denis M. Walsh

4. Does Oxygen Have a Function, or Where Should the Regress of Functional Ascriptions Stop in Biology?
Jean Gayon

Part II. Biological Functions and Functional Explanations: Genes, Cells, Organisms and Ecosystems – Functional Pluralism for Biologists?

5. How Ecosystem Evolution Strengthens the Case for Functional Pluralism
Frédéric Bouchard

6. A General Case for Functional Pluralism
Robert N. Brandon

7. Weak Realism in the Etiological Theory of Functions
Philippe Huneman

Part III. Psychology, Philosophy of Mind and Technology: Functions in a Man’s World – Metaphysics, Function and Philosophy of Mind

8. Functions and Mechanisms: A Perspectivalist View
Carl F. Craver

9. Understanding the Sciences Through the Fog of “Functionalism(s)”
Carl Gillett

Part IV. Psychology, Philosophy of Mind and Technology: Functions in a Man’s World – Philosophy of Technology, Design and Functions

10. Artifacts and Organisms: A Case for a New Etiological Theory of Functions
Françoise Longy

11. Functions as Epistemic Highlighters: An Engineering Account of Technical, Biological and Other Functions
Pieter E. Vermaas, Wybo Houkes

Keywords: Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Evolutionary Biology, Neurosciences, Anthropology

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Series
Synthese Library
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400753044

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