Putting the function back into functionalism

In William G. Lycan (ed.), Mind and Cognition. Blackwell (1990)
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This paper describes how functionalism as a view of the mind/body problem changes, if the concept of Turing machine functionalism is replaced by teleological functionalism. The latter is evaluated in light of the on0going debate about adaptationism in evolutoinary biology.

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