Erkenntnis 38 (2):249-260 (1993)

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Ron McClamrock
State University of New York, Albany
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  Cummins (1982) argues that etiological considerations are not onlyinsufficient butirrelevant for the determination offunction. I argue that his claim of irrelevance rests on a misrepresentation of the use of functions in evolutionary explanations. I go on to suggest how accepting anetiological constraint on functional analysis might help resolve some problems involving the use of functional explanations
Keywords Analysis  Epistemology  Etiology  Functionalism  Cummins, R
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