Learning and Selection Processes

Citation data:

THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 25, Issue: 2, Page: 197-209

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10319
DOI:
10.1387/theoria.637
Author(s):
Artiga, Marc
Publisher(s):
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
article description
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.