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    Functional analysis and mechanistic explanation
    Synthese 191 (12): 2695-2714. 2014.
    Piccinini and Craver (Synthese 183:283–311, 2011) argue for the surprising view that psychological explanation, properly understood, is a species of mechanistic explanation. This contrasts with the ‘received view’ (due, primarily, to Cummins and Fodor) which maintains a sharp distinction between psychological explanation and mechanistic explanation. The former is typically construed as functional analysis, the analysis of some psychological capacity into an organized series of subcapacities with…Read more
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    How to Theorize About Multiple Realization
    Metaphilosophy 49 (5): 674-690. 2018.