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Changing the Mission of Theories of Teleology: DOs and DON’Ts for Thinking About Function

Mark Perlman

in Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113212
eISBN:
9780262255271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113212.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter addresses some factors to consider in the further development of theories of teleofunctions. It recommends the things that should be avoided in the theories of teleofunctions: don't draw ... More


The Aesthetic Animal

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The Aesthetic Animal answers the ultimate questions of why we adorn ourselves; embellish our things and surroundings; and produce art, music, song, dance, and fiction. Humans are aesthetic animals ... More


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