Chapter 28. Function and Teleology

  1. Sarkar Sahotra and
  2. Anya Plutynski
  1. Justin Garson

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696590.ch28

A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

How to Cite

Garson, J. (2007) Function and Teleology, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology (eds S. Sahotra and A. Plutynski), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696590.ch28

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125727

Online ISBN: 9780470696590

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Keywords:

  • teleology;
  • hemoglobin;
  • neural projections;
  • comparative morphology;
  • teleonomy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Etiological Theories of Function

  • Consequentialist Theories of Function

  • Acknowledgment

  • References

  • Further Reading