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The nature of classification : relationships and kinds in the natural sciences

Author: John S Wilkins; Malte C Ebach
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussing the generally ignored issue of the classification of natural objects in the philosophy of science, this book focuses on knowledge and social relations, and offers a way to understand  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Wilkins; Malte C Ebach
ISBN: 9780230347922 0230347924
OCLC Number: 806013928
Description: x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The nature of science --
Nature and classification --
Scientific classification --
Homology and analogy --
Monsters and misclassifications --
Observation, theory and domains --
Radistics : a neutral terminology --
Worth the knowing.
Responsibility: John S. Wilkins, University of Melbourne, Australia ; and Malte C. Ebach, University of New South Wales, Australia.

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