In explaining aspects of the natural world, including the aspects of mind, scientists have frequently used the concept of function. But what are functions? This work presents essays on functions which illuminate this crucial but problematic concept. It is a useful reading for philosophers and scientists alike.
Robert Cummins is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis Mark Perlman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Oregon University Andre Ariew is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island