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The Resource Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences, Muhammad Ali Khalidi

Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences, Muhammad Ali Khalidi

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Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences
Title
Natural categories and human kinds
Title remainder
classification in the natural and social sciences
Statement of responsibility
Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The notion of 'natural kinds' has been central to contemporary discussions of metaphysics and philosophy of science. Although explicitly articulated by nineteenth-century philosophers like Mill, Whewell and Venn, it has a much older history dating back to Plato and Aristotle. In recent years, essentialism has been the dominant account of natural kinds among philosophers, but the essentialist view has encountered resistance, especially among naturalist metaphysicians and philosophers of science. Informed by detailed examination of classification in the natural and social sciences, this book argues against essentialism and for a naturalist account of natural kinds. By looking at case studies drawn from diverse scientific disciplines, from fluid mechanics to virology and polymer science to psychiatry, the author argues that natural kinds are nodes in causal networks. On the basis of this account, he maintains that there can be natural kinds in the social sciences as well as the natural sciences"--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Khalidi, Muhammad Ali
Dewey number
001.012
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Categories (Philosophy)
  • Classification
Label
Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences, Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17336417
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9781107012745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016321119
  • (StEdALDL)1/2991039
  • (OCoLC)829935839
Label
Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences, Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17336417
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9781107012745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016321119
  • (StEdALDL)1/2991039
  • (OCoLC)829935839

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