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

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

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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
Title variation
Natural Categories & Human Kinds
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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.--
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Khalidi, Muhammad Ali
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dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences, Muhammad Ali Khalidi, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511998553
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CR9780511998553
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1 online resource (xvi, 250 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511998553
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)847521062
Label
Natural categories and human kinds : classification in the natural and social sciences, Muhammad Ali Khalidi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511998553
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511998553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511998553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847521062

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