Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards

Palgrave-Macmillan (2012)
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Abstract

Some scientific categories seem to correspond to genuine features of the world and are indispensable for successful science in some domain; in short, they are natural kinds. This book gives a general account of what it is to be a natural kind and puts the account to work illuminating numerous specific examples.

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P. D. Magnus
State University of New York, Albany

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