Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds

From Planets to Mallards

  • P. D. Magnus

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. P. D. Magnus
    Pages 1-3
  3. P. D. Magnus
    Pages 4-46
  4. P. D. Magnus
    Pages 47-67
  5. P. D. Magnus
    Pages 68-102
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    Pages 103-125
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    Pages 126-146
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    Pages 147-191
  9. P. D. Magnus
    Pages 192-194
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-210

About this book


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.


bibliography knowledge ontology science

Authors and affiliations

  • P. D. Magnus
    • 1
  1. 1.University at AlbanySUNYUSA

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