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P.D. Magnus

Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards

My example-driven account of natural kinds.

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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.

BibTeX

@BOOK(Magnus2012,
	AUTHOR = {P.D. Magnus},
	TITLE = {Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards},
	YEAR = {2012},
	PUBLISHER = {Palgrave MacMillan},
	ADDRESS = {Basingstoke, Hampshire}
)

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