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Teleological Language in the Life Sciences : Lowell Nissen - Lowell Nissen

Teleological Language in the Life Sciences

Lowell Nissen

Paperback Published: 28th October 1997
ISBN: 9780847686940
Number Of Pages: 192

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In this new study, Lowell Nissen explores the use of teleological language in the study of subjects such as behaviorism, negative feedback, and natural selection. He argues that all existing analyses fail to explain how teleological language can be used legitimately, and he provides his own analysis in terms of intentionality. Philosophers and scientists alike will find this book of greatest interest and value.

Teleological Language in the Life Sciences is a good and useful book.--Don Dedrick, University of Guelph "Philosophy in Review "

Behaviorismp. 1
Rosenblueth, Wiener, and Bigelowp. 1
Braithwaitep. 5
Nagelp. 12
Negative Feedbackp. 29
Rosenblueth, Wiener, and Bigelowp. 29
Adamsp. 33
Faberp. 43
Falkp. 60
Natural Selectionp. 71
Canfieldp. 71
Lehmanp. 80
Wimsattp. 84
Rusep. 96
Neanderp. 105
Taylorp. 115
Wrightp. 127
Woodfieldp. 159
Recent Applicationsp. 179
Millikanp. 180
Dretskep. 187
Papineaup. 191
Plantingap. 192
Intentionalityp. 195
Goal-Directed Behaviorp. 195
Functionsp. 205
Referencesp. 231
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780847686940
ISBN-10: 0847686949
Series: Music Reference Collection; 65
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th October 1997
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.91  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.36