Book ID: CBB000077185

Nature's purposes: Analyses of function and design in biology (1998)

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MIT Press


Publication Date: 1998
Edition Details: Edited by Allen, Colin, Bekoff, Marc, and George Lauder
Physical Details: vi + 597 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Ayala, Francisco J.: Teleological explanations in evolutionary biology. Wright, Larry: Functions. Brandon, Robert N.: Biological teleology: Questions and explanations. M.J.s. Rudwick: The inference of function from structure in fossils. Bock, Walter J., Wahlert, Gerd von: Adaptation and the form-function complex. Robert Cummings: Functional analysis. Nagel, Ernest: Teleology revisited. Bigelow, John, Pargetter, Robert: Functions. Bedau, Mark: Where's the good in teleology? Millikan, Ruth Garrett: In defense of proper functions. Neander, Karen: Functions as selected effects: The conceptual analyst's defense. Amundson, Ron, Lauder, George V.: Function without purpose: The use of causal role function in evolutionary biology. Berent Enç, Adams, Fred: Functions and goal directedness. Mitchell, Sandra D.: Function, fitness, and disposition. Hinde, R.A.: The concept of function. Griffiths, Paul E.: Functional analysis and proper functions. Godfrey-Smith, Peter: A modern history theory of functions. Kitcher, Philip: Function and design. Lauder, George V.: Historical biology and the problem of design. Gould, Stephen Jay, Vrba, Elisabeth S.: Exaptation: A missing term in the science of form. Gans, Carl: Adaptation and the form-function relation. Allen, Colin, Bekoff, Marc: Biological function, adaptation, and natural design.


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Review Alexander, R. McN. (1998) Review of "Nature's purposes: Analyses of function and design in biology". Science (p. 927). unapi

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Review Lewens, T. Review of "Nature's purposes: Analyses of function and design in biology". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (p. 179). unapi

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Cleaves, H. James, II
Lowe, James W. E.
Vellend, Mark
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