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
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    Pages 47-67
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-210

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

bibliography knowledge ontology science

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137271259
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35035-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27125-9
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