New perspectives on artifactual and biological functions

Applied ontology 11 (2):89-102 (2016)
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In this essay I introduce the question of artifactual functions in the context of the recent debate on the notion of function. I discuss some of the desiderata a satisfactory account should fulfill and compare them to the desiderata for a theory of biological functions. Finally, within this general framework, I briefly present the three papers included in this volume.

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Marc Artiga
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