Normative Functionalism and its Pragmatist Roots

Normative Funcitonalism and the Pittsburgh School (2012)

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Dave Beisecker
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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I shall characterize normative functionalism and contrast it with its causal counterpart. After tracing both stripes of functionalism to the work of the classical American pragmatists, I then argue that they are not exclusive alternatives. Instead, both might be required for an appropriately illuminating account of human rational activity.
Keywords Sellars  Normativity  functionalism  pragmatism
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