What Functions Explain: Functional Explanation and Self-Reproducing Systems

Mind 111 (444):888-891 (2002)

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Beth Preston
University of Georgia
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Keywords functions  functional explanation  teleology  natural selection
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DOI 10.1093/mind/111.444.888
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