Applied Ontology 11 (2):89-102 (2016)

Marc Artiga
Universitat De València
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.
Keywords function  artifacts  biological function  ontology  malfunction
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DOI 10.3233/ao-160166
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