Acta Biotheoretica

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 55–59 | Cite as

What Functions Explain: Functional Explanation and Self-Reproducing Systems

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Heyendaal Institute NijmegenThe Netherlands

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