First 2 points taken up in next set of lecture notes

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First 2 points taken up in next set of lecture notes, but 3rd needs some attention here The "ABCs" of functionalist explanation can be diagrammed as: ------ > C --------------- > B ------ | | | | | | --------------- A < ---------------- where A = an A ctor who possesses some C haracteristic C that produces some unintended B enefit B for A The explanatory logic here is that there is some causal process that makes C 's beneficial effect B on actor A more likely to occur or be repeated -- the feedback loop that connects B to C via the causal path through A Without this feedback loop, it's hard to see how an effect ( B ) can explain the characteristic ( C ) that causes this effect (i.e., how the causal arrow can go from B to C ) For intentional behavior, this feedback loop is easy to understand: we engage in action C because we know it will produce benefit B -- we are motivated, have foresight, etc. (these cognitive mechanisms providing the feedback loop through actor
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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