, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 312–321

Paul Sheldon Davies, Norms of Nature: Naturalism and the Nature of Function. A Bradford Book. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001; Peter McLaughlin, What Functions Explain: Functional Explanation and Self-Reproducing Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001; Del Ratzsch, Nature, Design, and Science: The Status of Design in Natural Science. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001

  • Matthew Ratcliffe


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Ratcliffe
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK

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