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New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds

From Planets to Mallards

Authors: Magnus, P.

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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.

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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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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds
Book Subtitle
From Planets to Mallards
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27125-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137271259
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36917-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35035-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 210
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