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    Teleological Language in the Life Sciences: Lowell Nissen.Lowell Nissen - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this groundbreaking new study, Lowell Nissen explores the use of teleological language in the study of subjects such as behaviorism, negative feedback, and natural selection. He argues that all existing analyses fail to explain how teleological language can be used legitimately, and provides his own analysis in terms of intentionality.
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  2. Teleological language in the life sciences.Lowell Nissen - 1999 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 189 (1):97-99.
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  3. Nagel's Self-Regulation Analysis of Teleology.Lowell Nissen - 1980 - Philosophical Forum 12 (2):128.
     
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    Four Ways of Eliminating Mind From Teleology.Lowell Nissen - 1991 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (1):27-48.
  5. Canfield's Functional Translation Schema.Lowell Nissen - 1970 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):193-195.
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  6. Teleological Language in the Life Sciences: Lowell Nissen.Lowell Nissen - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    In this new study, Lowell Nissen explores the use of teleological language in the study of subjects such as behaviorism, negative feedback, and natural selection. He argues that all existing analyses fail to explain how teleological language can be used legitimately, and he provides his own analysis in terms of intentionality. Philosophers and scientists alike will find this book of greatest interest and value.
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    Wright on Teleological Descriptions of Goal-Directed Behavior.Lowell Nissen - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (1):151-158.
    Larry Wright's analysis of teleological description of goal-directed behavior, though ingenious and insightful, errs in the following ways: it incorrectly claims that intentional human action exhibits consequence-etiology, making it impossible, contrary to his claim, for reference to consequence-etiology to be metaphorically transmitted to teleological descriptions of nonhuman behavior; it does not remove the threat of reverse causation for nonhuman behavior; it assumes in the face of contrary evidence that reference to purpose drops out in metaphorical extension; and it cannot account (...)
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    Neutral Functional Statement Schemata.Lowell Nissen - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (2):251-257.
    The claim that there are nonpurposive functional statements is critically examined by looking at nine translation schemata, several of which are drawn from recent literature. All but one or two fail, suggesting that all functional statements (a) are causal (and not about probabilities or necessary conditions), and (b) have implicit reference to goals. If so, then the possibility of nonpurposive functional statements rests squarely on the possibility of nonpurposive goals.
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  9. Andrew Woodfield: "Teleology". [REVIEW]Lowell Nissen - 1979 - The Thomist 43 (2):341.
     
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  10. Dewey's Theory of Truth.Lowell A. Nissen - 1965 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 46 (2):203.
     
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  11. Larry Wright: "Teleological Explanations: An Etiological Analysis of Goals and Functions". [REVIEW]Lowell Nissen - 1979 - The Thomist 43 (2):337.
     
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  12. Natural Functions and Reverse Causation.Lowell Nissen - 1986 - In Nicholas Rescher (ed.), Current Issues in Teleology. University Press of America. pp. 129.
     
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  13. The Philosophy-Evolution Boundary , "Minds, Machines and Evolution: Philosophical Studies"). [REVIEW]Lowell Nissen - 1989 - Behavior and Philosophy 17 (2):171.
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    Wimsatt on Function Statements.Lowell Nissen - 1977 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 8 (4):341.
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    Wright's Teleological Analysis Versus 1mpossible Goals.Lowell Nissen - 1982 - Philosophical Topics 13 (Supplement):125-131.
  16. John Dewey's Theory of Inquiry and Truth.Lowell A. Nissen - 1966 - The Hague: Mouton.
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    Woodfield's Analysis of Teleology.Lowell Nissen - 1984 - Philosophy of Science 51 (3):488-494.
    Woodfield's analysis of teleology, though it has many virtues, nevertheless exhibits defects that are by no means peripheral. The acknowledged unity of teleological statements is removed because of the unnoticed difference between something being good and something appearing good. It is removed again because "good" does not have one meaning throughout but means desired in purposive and artifact-function TDs and beneficial in behavioral function and biological function TDs. In addition, the analyses of purposive and artifact-function TDs incorrectly claim that all (...)
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    Lehrer and Taylor on Modal Inference.Lowell Nissen - 1969 - Mind 78 (309):134-135.
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