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  1. Neander, K, A mark of the mental: In defense of informational teleosemantics (January, 2017), pp. 1-327 [abs].

Papers Published

  1. Neander, K, Functional analysis and the species design, Synthese, vol. 194 no. 4 (April, 2017), pp. 1147-1168 [doi].
  2. Neander, K, Does biology need teleology?, in The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy (January, 2017), pp. 64-76 [doi[abs].
  3. Neander, K, The methodological argument for informational teleosemantics, in How Biology Shapes Philosophy: New Foundations for Naturalism (January, 2016), pp. 121-140 [doi[abs].
  4. Karen Neander & Alex Rosenberg, Solving the Circularity Problem for Functions, Journal of Philosophy (September, 2012) [abs].
  5. Neander, K; Rosenberg, A, Solving the circularity problem for functions: A response to Nanay, Journal of Philosophy, vol. 109 no. 10 (January, 2012), pp. 613-622 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  6. Neander, KL, Toward an Informational Teleosemantics, in Millikan and Her Critics, edited by Kingsbury, J; Ryder, D (2012), pp. 21-41, WILEY-BLACKWELL [abs].
  7. Rosenberg, A; Neander, K, Solving the circularity problem for functions, Journal of Philosophy (July, 2011).
  8. Neander, KL, "Comment les traits sont-ils types dans le but leur attribuuer des fonctions?" (How are traits typed for the purpose of ascribing functions to them?), in Les Fonctions: des organismes aux Artifacts, edited by Gayon, J (2010), pp. 99-124, Press Universitaires France [abs].
  9. Rosenberg, A; Neander, K, Are homolgies function free?, Philosophy of Science, vol. 76 no. 3 (December, 2009), pp. 1-39.
  10. Neander, KL; Rosenberg, A, Are Homologies SE (or CR) Function-Free?, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (July, 2009).
  11. Rosenberg, A; Neander, K, Are Homologies (Selected Effect or Causal Role) Function Free?, Philosophy of Science, vol. 76 no. 3 (July, 2009), pp. 307-334 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  12. Neander, KL, Les explication fonctionnelles, in Revue Philosophique, edited by Lorne, MC; Forest, D (2009), pp. 5-35.
  13. Neander, K, Functional explanations, Revue Philosophique de la France et de l Etranger, vol. 134 no. 1 (2009), pp. 5-+ [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  14. Neander, K, Naturalistic Theories of Reference (January, 2008), pp. 374-391 [doi].
  15. Neander, K, Biological Approaches To Mental Representation, in Philosophy of Biology (December, 2007), pp. 549-565 [doi[abs].
  16. Neander, K, Moths and metaphors. Review essay on organisms and artifacts: Design in nature and elsewhere by Tim Lewens, Biology & Philosophy, vol. 21 no. 4 (September, 2006), pp. 591-602 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  17. Neander, K, Content for Cognitive Science, in Teleosemantics, edited by Papineau, D; McDonald, G (2006), pp. 140-159, Oxford University Press [abs].
  18. K.L. Neander, "Moths and Metaphors: A Critical Essay on Organisms and Artifacts: Design in Nature and Elsewhere" by Tim Lewens, Biology and Philosophy (2005).
  19. Neander, KL, Types of Traits: The Importance of Functional Homologues, in Functions: New Readings in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology, edited by Ariew, A; Cummins, R; Perlman, M (2002), Oxford University Press.
  20. Neander, KL, Warum Geschichte zahlt: Vier Theorien von Funktionen (Why History Matters: Four Theories of Function in Biology), in Formen der Erklaerung in der Biologie, edited by Weingarten, M; Schlosser, G (2002), Verlag fuer Wissenschaft und Bildung.
  21. Neander, KL, Fitness and the Fate of Unicorns, in Biology Meets Psychology: Philosophical Essays, edited by Hardcastle, V (1999), pp. 3-26, Bradford, MIT Press.
  22. Neander, K, The division of phenomenal labor: A problem for representational theories of consciousness, Nous, vol. 32 no. S12 (1998), pp. 411-434 [Gateway.cgi].
  23. Neander, K, The Function of Cognition: Godfrey-Smith's Environmental Complexity Thesis, Biology & Philosophy, vol. 12 no. 4 (1997), pp. 567-580.
  24. Neander, K, Complexity and the function of mind in nature - GodfreySmith,P, Biology & Philosophy, vol. 12 no. 4 (October, 1997), pp. 567-580 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  25. NEANDER, K, DRETSKE INNATE MODESTY, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 74 no. 2 (June, 1996), pp. 258-274 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  26. Neander, K, Swampman meets swampcow, Mind & Language, vol. 11 no. 1 (March, 1996), pp. 118-129 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  27. Neander, K, Explaining complex adaptations: A reply to sober's 'reply to neander', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 46 no. 4 (1995), pp. 583-587 [doi].
  28. Neander, K, Explaining complex adaptations: A reply, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 46 no. 4 (December, 1995), pp. 583-587 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  29. Neander, K, Misrepresenting & malfunctioning, Philosophical Studies, vol. 79 no. 2 (August, 1995), pp. 109-141 (Reprinted in part in Function, Selection, and Design (The State University of New York Press) ed., by David Buller (1998)..) [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  30. NEANDER, K, PRUNING THE TREE OF LIFE, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 46 no. 1 (March, 1995), pp. 59-80 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  31. Neander, KD; Flohr, HJ, The tautly stretched bedsheet as a trigger for decubitus ulcers, Krankenpflege Journal, vol. 33 no. 3 (March, 1995), pp. 65-67.
  32. Neander, KL, Comments on Stich and Laurence, in Prospects for Intentionality, edited by Neander, K; Ravenscroft, I (1993), pp. 120-124.
  33. NEANDER, K, THE TELEOLOGICAL NOTION OF FUNCTION, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 69 no. 4 (December, 1991), pp. 454-468 (Reprinted in Function, Selection, and Design (The State University of New York Press) ed., by David Buller (1998). Translated into French and reprinted in anthology, edited by Jean Gayon and Thomas Pradeu, title tba (Les Editions Vrin)..) [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  34. NEANDER, K, FUNCTIONS AS SELECTED EFFECTS - THE CONCEPTUAL ANALYSTS DEFENSE, Philosophy of Science, vol. 58 no. 2 (June, 1991), pp. 168-184 (Reprinted in Nature’s Purpose: analyses of function and design in biology, ed., by Colin Allen, Marc Becoff, and George Lauder, MIT Press (1997). Reprinted in Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology (ed.) by Stefan Linquist: The International Library of Essays on Evolutionary Thought, Vol 1. (Ashgate Publishing) 2010..) [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  35. NEANDER, K; MENZIES, P, OWENS,DAVID ON LEVELS OF EXPLANATION, Mind, vol. 99 no. 395 (July, 1990), pp. 459-466 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  36. K.L. Neander and Peter Menzies, David Owens on Levels of Explanation, Mind, vol. XCIX no. 395 (1990), pp. 459-466.
  37. Neander, KD, Prevention of decubitus ulcer--current perceptions, Krankenpflege Journal, vol. 27 no. 5 (May, 1989), pp. 204-211.
  38. NEANDER, K, WHAT DOES NATURAL-SELECTION EXPLAIN - DISCUSSION, Philosophy of Science, vol. 55 no. 3 (September, 1988), pp. 422-426 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  39. NEANDER, K, ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE - THE VERY IDEA - HAUGELAND,J, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 66 no. 2 (June, 1988), pp. 269-271 [Gateway.cgi].
  40. Neander, KL, Discussion: What Does Natural Selection Explain?, Philosophy of Science (1988), pp. 422-426.
  41. NEANDER, K, PICTORIAL REPRESENTATION - A MATTER OF RESEMBLANCE, British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 27 no. 3 (1987), pp. 213-226 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  42. NEANDER, K, THE NATURE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION - CUMMINS,R, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 64 no. 1 (March, 1986), pp. 104-108 [Gateway.cgi].
  43. Neander, KL; Mortensen, C; Speck, C, Art, Representation and Values, Journal of the Institute of Art Education, vol. 10 no. 1 (1986), pp. 63-66.
  44. K.L. Neander, "Toward an Informational Teleosemantics", in Millikan and Her Critics, edited by Justine Kingsbury  [abs].

Articles and Chapters

  1. Neander, K, Biological Functions, in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (December, 2013).
  2. Neander, KL, "Teleological theories of mental content", in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (December, 2011).
  3. Neander, K, Teleological Theories of Mental Content: Can Darwin Solve the Problem of Intentionality?, in Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Biology, edited by Ruse, M (2008), pp. 381-409, Oxford University Press [abs].
  4. Lycan, WG; Neander, K, Teleofunctionalism., Scholarpedia, vol. 3 (2008), pp. 5358-5358 [doi].
  5. Neander, K, “Biological Approaches to Mental Representation”, in Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Volume 3: The Philosophy of Biology, edited by Matthen, M; Stevens, C (2006), pp. 561-77, Elsevier [doi[abs].
  6. Neander, K, “Naturalistic Theories of Reference”, in The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language, edited by Devitt, M; Hanley, R (2006), pp. 374-391, Basil Blackwell [abs].
  7. Neander, KL, "Evolutionary Theory and Natural Selection", in Encyclopdia of Philosophy (2005), Macmillan.
  8. Neander, KL, Teleology, Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005), Macmillan [author's comments].
  9. Neander, KL, MENTAL ILLNESS, concept of, in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Craig, E; Jackson, S-EBF (1998), Routledge.

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