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Introduction: Lessons from the Scientific Butchery

In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & Matthew H. Slater (eds.), Carving Nature at its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science. MIT Press (2013)

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  1. How Science and Semantics Settle the Issue of Natural Kind Essentialism.Christian Nimtz - 2021 - Erkenntnis 86 (1):149-170.
    Standard arguments for essentialism with respect to natural kinds such as gold, star, water or tiger enlist essentialist principles or essentialist intuitions. I argue that we need neither. All it takes to establish essentialism for the kinds in question are insights from science and semantics. Semantics establishes that natural kind predicates such as “is gold” or “is a star” are paradigm terms whose application conditions are relationally determined, object involving, and actuality dependent. Science assures us that a posteriori hypotheses such (...)
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  • New Techniques of Difference: On Data as School Pupils.Ernst Thoutenhoofd - 2017 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 36 (5):517-532.
    Pupils—the learners of both educational thought and of educational practice—exist ever more as data, as do the strictures and goals through which these pupils are pedagogically managed. I elaborate this thought by way of a single example: a particular kind of pupils whose number is reportedly on the increase, namely pupils diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In my analysis I combine Hacking’s nominalist conception of human kinds and Weber’s instrumental rationalism with recent thinking about the effects of digital technologies (...)
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  • Prečo Nie Je Možné Vylepšiť, Ale Len Definitívne Nahradiť a Prekonať Človeka.Robert Burgan - 2014 - E-Logos 21 (1):1-15.
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  • Descriptive Methods and the “Dysfunction” Model in Psychiatry.Kohji Ishihara - 2014 - Kagaku Tetsugaku 47 (2):17-32.
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