|Functional role, philosophy: we speak of a functional role when we do not know exactly what the object is, that fulfills this role, however, we can describe the function and its impact. See also role, function, function analysis.|
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Belief / Loar: a function, that maps the propositions on internal physical states - these internal physical states have functional roles that are indicated by these propositions.
Mind and Meaning Cambridge 1981
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987