The nature of the functionalistic limitation of thought is well expressed in the words 'special' and 'specific.
"John Dewey's logical theory" by Delton Thomas Howard
This connection is similar to a functionalist account of consciouness.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
This approach is particularly well suited to describe evolution from a functionalist perspective, where the category of utility is the one that drives the dynamics.
Viability of an elementary syntactic structure in a population playing Naming Games