Functional analysis

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The functional analysis is an analysis of functional ( teleological ) explanations introduced by Carl Gustav Hempel and later expanded by Wolfgang Stegmüller with regard to their traceability to causal scientific explanations within the framework of the so-called Hempel-Oppenheim schema . This is important for biology, for example .

See also


  • Wolfgang Stegmüller: "Problems and results of the philosophy of science and analytical philosophy" Volume I Chapter XIII "Teleological explanation, functional analysis and self-regulation"