Are Species Real?

An Essay on the Metaphysics of Species

  • Matthew H. Slater

Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science book series (NDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 181-214

About this book


What are species? Are they objective features of the world? If so, what sort of features are they? Slater presents a novel approach to these questions, aiming to accommodating the attractions to both realism and antirealism about species.


antirealism argue concept individual knowledge metaphysics novel philosophy philosophy of biology physics pluralism realism

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew H. Slater
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  1. 1.Bucknell UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-59680-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-39323-3
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