[lit-ideas] A Penguin: Was: Does This Have Wings?

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:36:24 -0400 (EDT)

>Does this have wings?
 
Strictly, it does. I.e. a penguin does have wings.

However, if we follow J. R. Searle (I do) and define 'wing'  _functionally_ 
(or as he prefers, 'teleo-functionally'), it (i.e. a penguin)  does _not_ 
have wings.

The issue is controversial. Cfr. ostrich.
 
Cheers,
 
Speranza
 
 
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