Natural Kinds and Genesis

Natural Kinds and Genesis

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83.5 Natural Kinds and Genesis

In Natural Kinds and Genesis: The Classification of Material Entities, Stewart Umphrey raises and answers two questions: What is it to be a natural kind? And are there in fact any natural kinds?

First, using the everyday understanding of things, he argues that natural kinds may be understood as classes or as types, and that the members or tokens of such kinds are individual continuants. A continuant is essentially a being-in-becoming, a material thing which changes… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: Lexington Books (August 15, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 186 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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