Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Teleological Notions in Biology" by Colin Allen

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Works cited

Anthologies

Review Papers

  • Allen, C. and Bekoff, M. (1995) "Function, natural design, and animal behavior: philosophical and ethological considerations," in N.S. Thompson (ed.) Perspectives in Ethology, Volume 11: Behavioral Design. NY: Plenum Press, pp.1-47. (Scholar)
  • Bekoff, M. & Allen, C. (1995) "Teleology, function, design, and the evolution of animal behavior." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 10(6): 253-255. (Scholar)
  • Buller, D. (1998). "Etiological theories of function: a geographical survey. Biology and Philosophy 505-527. Reprinted in Buller (1999). (Scholar)

Primary Sources

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  • Adams, F. (1979). "A goal-state theory of function attributions." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9: 493-518.
  • Allen, C. &: Bekoff, M. (1995). "Biological function, adaptation, and natural design." Philosophy of Science 62: 609-622. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff & Lauder (1998) and in Buller (1999). (Scholar)
  • Amundson, R., & Lauder, G. (1994). "Function without purpose: the uses of causal role function in evolutionary biology." Biology and Philosophy 9: 443-469. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff & Lauder (1998). (Scholar)
  • Ayala, F.J. (1977). "Teleological explanations." In T. Dobzhansky (ed.) Evolution, San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Co., pp.497-504. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff & Lauder (1998). (Scholar)
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  • Beer, C.G. (1975). "Multiple functions and gull displays." In Baerends, G., Beer, C. and Manning, A. eds. (1975). Function and Evolution in Behaviour: Essays in Honor of Niko Tinbergen. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 16-54. (Scholar)
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  • Bock, W., and von Wahlert, G. (1965). "Adaptation and the form-function complex." Evolution 19: 269-299. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff, & Lauder (1998). (Scholar)
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  • Cummins, R. (1975). "Functional Analysis." Journal of Philosophy 72: 741.765. Reprinted with minor alterations in Allen, Bekoff, & Lauder (1998) and in Buller (1999). (Scholar)
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  • Gans, C. (1988). "Adaptation and the form-function relation." American Zoologist 28: 681-697. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff & Lauder (1998). (Scholar)
  • Godfrey-Smith, P. (1993). "Functions: consensus without unity." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 74: 196-208. Reprinted in Buller (1999). (Scholar)
  • Godfrey-Smith, P. (1994). "A modern history theory of functions." Nous 28: 344-362. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff, & Lauder (1998) and in Buller (1999).
  • Goode, R. and Griffiths, P.E. (1995) "The misuses of Sober's selection for/selection of distinction." Biology and Philosophy 10: 99-108. Reprinted in Buller (1999). (Scholar)
  • Gould, S.J. and Vrba, E.S. (1982). "Exaptation--a missing term in the science of form." Paleobiology 8: 4-15. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff, & Lauder (1998). (Scholar)
  • Griffiths, P.E. (1993). Functional analysis and proper functions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44: 409-422. Reprinted in Buller (1999). (Scholar)
  • Hempel, C.G. (1965). "The logic of functional analysis," in Aspects of Scientific Explanation New York: Free Press. (Scholar)
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  • Lipton, P. and Thompson, N.S. (1988a). Comparative Psychology and the Recursive Structure of Filter Explanations. International Journal of Comparative Psychology 1(4): 215-229. (Scholar)
  • Lipton, P. and Thompson, N.S. (1988b). Response: Why Dr. Tinbergen is more sound than Dr. Pangloss. International Journal of Comparative Psychology 1(4): 238-244. (Scholar)
  • Lorenz, K.Z. (1981). The Foundations of Ethology, New York: Springer-Verlag. (Scholar)
  • Mace, C.A. (1935). "Mechanical and teleological causation." Proc. Arist. Soc., Supp. 14; reprinted in H. Feigl and W. Sellars (eds.) (1949). Readings in Philosophical Analysis, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, pp.534-539. (Scholar)
  • Mayr, E. "The multiple meanings of teleological," in Towards a New Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (1988), pp. 38-66. (Scholar)
  • Millikan, R.G. (1984). Language Thought and Other Biological Categories. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. (Scholar)
  • Millikan, R.G. (1989a). "In defense of proper functions." Philosophy of Science 56: 288-302. Reprinted in Allen, Bekoff, & Lauder (1998). (Scholar)
  • Millikan, R.G. (1989b). "An ambiguity in the notion of function." Biology and Philosophy 4: 172-176. Reprinted in Buller (1999). (Scholar)
  • Millikan, R.G. (1993). White Queen Psychology and other essays for Alice. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. (Scholar)
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