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  1. Robert Boyle and Natural Kinds.Han Thomas Adriaenssen & Lodi Nauta - 2023 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 9 (3):554-573.
    This paper studies Robert Boyle's account of kinds and classification. A number of commentators have argued that, for Boyle, classifications are inevitably the product of conventions. Others have challenged this reading, arguing that, according to Boyle, the corpuscular makeup of bodies gives rise to hard-edged natural kinds and classes. We argue that Boyle's position is more complicated than the available realist and conventionalist readings acknowledge. We argue that, according to Boyle, the individuation of kinds was to some degree the result (...)
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