Volume 363 2013

Functions: selection and mechanisms

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ISBN: 978-94-007-5303-7 (Print) 978-94-007-5304-4 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Book Chapter

    Pages 1-16

    Introduction

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 19-41

      Evolution and the Stability of Functional Architectures

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 43-65

      Mechanism, Emergence, and Miscibility: The Autonomy of Evo-Devo

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 67-79

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

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 83-95

      How Ecosystem Evolution Strengthens the Case for Functional Pluralism

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 97-104

      A General Case for Functional Pluralism

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 105-130

      Weak Realism in the Etiological Theory of Functions

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 133-158

      Functions and Mechanisms: A Perspectivalist View

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 159-181

      Understanding the Sciences Through the Fog of “Functionalism(s)”

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 185-211

      Artifacts and Organisms: A Case for a New Etiological Theory of Functions

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 213-231

      Functions as Epistemic Highlighters: An Engineering Account of Technical, Biological and Other Functions

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 233-243

      Epilogue

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 233-243