Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards by P. MagnusScientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards by P. Magnus

Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards

byP. Magnus

Hardcover | October 15, 2012

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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.
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) ofNew Waves in Philosophy of Science, and he is the author or co-author of dozens of published essays.
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Title:Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to MallardsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.85 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230369170

ISBN - 13:9780230369177

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Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction How to Think About Natural Kinds A Modest Definition Natural Kinds Put to Work Practical and Impractical Ontology The Menace of Triviality Causal Processes and Property Clusters Conclusion Bibliography Index