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The Nature of Classification

Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences

Authors: Wilkins, J., Ebach, M.

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Discussing the generally ignored issue of the classification of natural objects in the philosophy of science, this book focuses on knowledge and social relations, and offers a way to understand classification as a necessary aspect of doing science.

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John S. Wilkins is Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and Associate Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. He works on evolution and religion, the philosophy of taxonomy, and the history of biology. He has published on cognition, cultural evolution, the philosophy of science, and on science communication.

Malte C. Ebach is Senior Lecturer in Biogeography at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and has published on systematic and biogeographical theory and methods. He is an editor for the Journal of Biogeography, Zootaxa and Editor-in-Chief of the Species and Systematics book series.
 

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“Wilkins and Ebach present an ambitious but well-motivated discussion for a theory-free classification which, if successful, would circumvent the problematic ladenness of observation. As such, The Nature of Classification succeeds in extending discussion of philosophy of classification beyond that of biological systematics and in forging a neutral terminology with which to do so.” (Catherine Kendig, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 37, August, 2015)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nature of Classification
Book Subtitle
Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31812-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137318121
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34792-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34515-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 197
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