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Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards

Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards

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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.

Author: P. Magnus
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 10/15/2012
Pages: 210
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.60w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780230369177

About the Author
P.D. MAGNUS is Associate Professor and teaches philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY, USA. He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh, he is the co-editor (with Jacob Busch) of New Waves in Philosophy of Science, and he is the author or co-author of dozens of published essays.

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