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Learning and Selection Processes

Artiga, Marc (2010) Learning and Selection Processes. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 25 (2). pp. 197-209. ISSN 2171-679X

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In this paper I defend a teleological explanation of normativity, i. e., I argue that what an organism (or
device) is supposed to do is determined by its etiological function. In particular, I present a teleological account
of the normativity that arises in learning processes, and I defend it from some objections.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: normativity, function, selection, learning, operant conditioning
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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 00:40
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2014 00:40
Item ID: 10319
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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Date: June 2010
Page Range: pp. 197-209
Volume: 25
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X

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