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Mark Perlman [10]Mark David Perlman [1]
  1. Functions: New Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology.André Ariew, Robert Cummins & Mark Perlman (eds.) - 2002 - New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. The Modern Philosophical Resurrection of Teleology.Mark Perlman - 2004 - The Monist 87 (1):3-51.
    Many objects in the world have functions. Typewriters are for typing. Can-openers are for opening cans. Lawnmowers are for cutting grass. That is what these things are for. Every day around the world people attribute functions to objects. Some of the objects with functions are organs or parts of living organisms. Hearts are for pumping blood. Eyes are for seeing. Countless works in biology explain the “Form, Function, and Evolution of... ” everything from bee dances to elephant tusks to pandas’ (...)
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  3. Changing the mission of theories of teleology : Do's and don't's for thinking about function.Mark Perlman - 2009 - In Ulrich Krohs & Peter Kroes (eds.), Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives. MIT Press.
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    Traits have evolved to function the way they do because of a past advantage.Mark Perlman - 2009 - In Francisco José Ayala & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 53--71.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Function and Malfunction Function and Evolution Function Based on Past Origins Biological Functions Based on the Distant Past: Natural Selection Fitness and Goal‐Contribution Accounts Neo‐Teleology Looking at the Present: Causal Roles and Functions Evolution Bites Back: Vindication of the Selectionist Approach Postscript: Counterpoint Acknowledgments Notes References.
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    Pagan teleology: Adaptational role and the philosophy of mind.Mark Perlman - 2002 - In Andre Ariew, Robert Cummins & Mark Perlman (eds.), Functions. Oxford University Press. pp. 263-290.
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    Conceptual Flux: Mental Representation, Misrepresentation, and Concept Change.Mark Perlman - 2000 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Readership: One of the most thorough examinations of mental representation and meaning holism available, this book should be read by everyone interested in the...
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    The Character of Economic Thought, Economic Characters, and Economic Institutions: Selected Essays.Mark Perlman - 1996
    A leading economist and pioneering editor presents his writings in and on the discipline.
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    The trouble with two-factor conceptual role theories.Mark Perlman - 1997 - Minds and Machines 7 (4):495-513.
    Two-Factor conceptual role theories of mental content are often intended to allow mental representations to satisfy two competing requirements. One is the Fregean requirement that two representations, like public language expressions, can have different meanings even though they have the same reference (as in the case of ‘morning star’ and ‘evening star’). The other is Putnam's Twin-earth requirement that two representations or expressions can have the same conceptual role but differ in meaning due to differing references. But I argue that (...)
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  9. Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge.E. Roy Weintraub & Mark Perlman - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (4):659.
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    Stabilizing Dynamics: Constructing Economic Knowledge. E. Roy Weintraub. [REVIEW]Mark Perlman - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (4):669-671.