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The species problem : biological species, ontology, and the metaphysics of biology

Author: David N Stamos
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003.
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Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stamos, David N., 1957-
Species problem.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
(DLC) 2002155405
(OCoLC)51242178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David N Stamos
ISBN: 9780739161180 0739161180
OCLC Number: 647610737
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 380 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Species Problem and the Problem of Universals Chapter 3 Ontology and Criteria of Reality Chapter 4 Preliminary Assumptions and Concepts Chapter 5 Abstract of the Book Part 6 Species Nominalism Chapter 7 Preliminary Considerations Chapter 8 Occam and Locke Chapter 9 Buffon, Lamarck, and Darwin Chapter 10 Modern Nominalists in Biology Part 11 Species as Classes Chapter 12 Plato, Aristotle, and Linnaeus Chapter 13 Species as Elementary Classes Chapter 14 Species as Cluster Classes Chapter 15 Species as Ecological Niches Chapter 16 Problems with Species as Classes Part 17 Species as Individuals Chapter 18 Precursors from Hegel to Mayr Chapter 19 Ghiselin, Hull, et al. Chapter 20 Punctuated Equilibria Chapter 21 Problems with Species as Individuals Chapter 22 Species as Sets, Clades, and Lineages Part 23 Species as Relations Chapter 24 The Origin of an Idea Chapter 25 Species as Biosimilarity Complexes Chapter 26 Problems with Species as Relations Chapter 27 Concluding Remarks
Responsibility: David N. Stamos.
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Stamos provides a thorough introduction to the debate over the ontological status of species. He offers the innovative suggestion that species are neither classes nor individuals, but relations. Read more...

 
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