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  1. Matteo Mossio, Cristian Saborido & Alvaro Moreno (2009). An Organizational Account of Biological Functions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (4):813-841.
    In this paper, we develop an organizational account that defines biological functions as causal relations subject to closure in living systems, interpreted as the most typical example of organizationally closed and differentiated self-maintaining systems. We argue that this account adequately grounds the teleological and normative dimensions of functions in the current organization of a system, insofar as it provides an explanation for the existence of the function bearer and, at the same time, identifies in a non-arbitrary way the norms that (...)
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    Cristian Saborido & Alvaro Moreno (2015). Biological Pathology From an Organizational Perspective. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 36 (1):83-95.
    In contrast to the “normativist” view, “naturalist” theorists claim that the concept of health refers to natural or normal states and propose different characterizations of healthy and diseased conditions that are meant to be objectivist and biologically grounded. In this article, we examine the core concept of these naturalist accounts of disease, i.e., the concept of biological malfunction, and develop a new formulation of the notion of malfunction following the recent organizational approach to functions in the philosophy of biology. We (...)
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    María González-Moreno, Cristian Saborido & David Teira (2015). Disease-Mongering Through Clinical Trials. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 51:11-18.
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    Cristian Saborido, Matteo Mossio & Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo (2010). In Search of Conceptual Bridges: A Review of Krohs, U. & Kroes, P. "Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds". Artificial Life 16 (4):337-340.
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    Cristian Saborido, Matteo Mossio & Alvaro Moreno (2010). La dimensión teleologica del concepto de función biológica. Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 29 (3):31-56.
    Most of current theoretical analyses on biological functions can be classified as etiological or dispositional, depending on how they deal with the teleological dimension. In this paper, we propose a critical survey of these two perspectives, and we argue that some recent studies have set the basis of a new approach which grounds the teleological dimension of functional attributions in the organizational properties of living systems. We outline a new proposal within this new approach, based on an interpretation of living (...)
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  6. Antonio Casado da Rocha & Cristian Saborido (2010). Cultura bioética y conceptos de enfermedad: el caso House. Isegoría 42:279-295.
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  7. Antonio da Rocha & Cristian Saborido (2010). Cultura bioética y conceptos de enfermedad: el caso House. Isegoría 42:279-295.
    En la intersección entre la ética aplicada y los estudios sobre divulgación científica en los medios, este trabajo propone un concepto de «cultura bioética» y lo aplica a la exitosa serie de televisión House. Nuestro análisis de la serie muestra la relación existente entre la tensión entre autonomía del paciente y paternalismo médico presente en la teoría bioética y la práctica asistencial, por un lado, con el debate abierto en filosofía de la medicina entre posiciones naturalistas y normativistas sobre los (...)
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  8. Cristian Saborido & José Francisco Alvarez (2012). A vueltas con la teleología en ciencias sociales. Diálogo Filosófico 83 (83):53-72.
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  9. Cristian Saborido, Matteo Mossio & Alvaro Moreno (2010). Teleological Dimension of the Concept of Biological Functions of Organization Perspectives. Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 29 (3):31-56.
     
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