Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change
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BeschreibungThis book will appeal to students and professional in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of language.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Introduction; 1. What is a natural kind and do biological taxa qualify?; 2. Natural kinds, rigidity and essence; 3. Biological kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 4. Chemical kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 5. Linguistic change and incommensurability; 6. Meaning change, theory change and analyticity; Notes; References; Index.
Pressestimmen"...an ambitious and wide-ranging book. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all serious students of philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. ...extremely stimulating." Metapsychology Online Book Reviews "Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change is a refreshingly direct book that challenges a range of orthodox views in the philosophy of sciences (especially biology), the philosophy of language, and metaphysics. I recommend Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change to philosophers in each of fields that it addresses." Philosophy in Review "LaPorte's style is clear and concise, his arguments challenging and generally convincing. I warmly recommend this book to anyone interested in the philosophy of science, biology, and language." Jochen Faseler, The Review of Metaphysics
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Philosoph'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 221 Seiten