It is the contention of this paper that Aristotle's thought is relevant and suggestive for two of the most important present-day philosophical movements, the concern with language, and the concern with natural processes and their analysis. Aristotle can be viewed today as the outstanding functionalist of the Western tradition. Aristotle's philosophy is more than important, it is true.
Randall, John Herman Jr., "The Functionalism and Dynamism of Aristotle" (1958). The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter. 49.