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Functions: I. A function in mathematics is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of outputs, where each input is related to exactly one output. The set of inputs is called the domain of the function. Functions can be represented by formulas, graphs, or tables. For example, the function f(x) = x^2 is represented by the formula y = x^2, which takes any number as input and returns its square as output. The graph of this function is a parabola.
II. In psychology, functions refer to the various mental processes and behaviors that enable individuals to adapt and interact effectively with their environment. These include cognitive functions like perception, memory, and reasoning, as well as emotional and social functions like regulating emotions, forming relationships, and making decisions. _____________ Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.  
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Armstrong, David M.  Functions  Armstrong, David M.  
Dennett, Daniel  Functions  Dennett, Daniel  
Evans, Gareth  Functions  Evans, Gareth  
Frege, Gottlob  Functions  Frege, Gottlob  
Gärdenfors, Peter  Functions  Gärdenfors, Peter  
Kauffman, Stuart  Functions  Kauffman, Stuart  
Luhmann, Niklas  Functions  Luhmann, Niklas  
Lyons, John  Functions  Lyons, John  
Mates, Benson  Functions  Mates, Benson  
Meixner, Uwe  Functions  Meixner, Uwe  
Nussbaum, Martha  Functions  Nussbaum, Martha  
Parsons, Talcott  Functions  Parsons, Talcott  
Place, Ullin Thomas  Functions  Place, Ullin Thomas  
Putnam, Hilary  Functions  Putnam, Hilary  
Quine, W.V.O.  Functions  Quine, Willard Van Orman  
Russell, Bertrand  Functions  Russell, Bertrand  
Rutter, Michael  Functions  Rutter, Michael  
Schiffer, Stephen  Functions  Schiffer, Stephen  
Searle, John R.  Functions  Searle, John R.  
Sen, Amartya  Functions  Sen, Amartya  
Tarski, Alfred  Functions  Tarski, Alfred  
Wittgenstein, Ludwig  Functions  Wittgenstein, Ludwig  
