Evolution, Teleology, Intentionality

Dennett, Daniel (1993) Evolution, Teleology, Intentionality. [Journal (Paginated)]

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No response that was not as long and intricate as the two commentaries combined could do justice to their details, so what follows will satisfy nobody, myself included. I will concentrate on one issue discussed by both commentators: the relationship between evolution and teleological (or intentional) explanation. My response, in its brevity, may have just one virtue: it will confirm some of the hunches (or should I say suspicions) that these and other writers have entertained about my views. For more closely argued defenses of my points, see Dennett 1990a,b,c; 1991a,b.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:275
Deposited By:Dennett, Daniel
Deposited On:14 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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