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Natural kinds and classification in scientific practice

Author: Catherine Kendig
Series: History and philosophy of biology; History and philosophy of biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Natural kinds are an important topic in current philosophical debate. This edited collection examines kinds from a new focal point, that of the empirical activities and categorizations used by  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Kendig
ISBN: 9781848935402 1848935404 9781315619934 1315619938
OCLC Number: 1028976915
Description: 1 vol. (XX-247 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface John Dupre Editor's Introduction: Activities of Kinding in Scientific Practice Catherine Kendig PART I: Explaining Practices 1. Explanatory Strategies in Linguistic Practice Bernhard Nickel 2. The Rising of Chemical Natural Kinds through Epistemic Iteration Hasok Chang 3. Neuroscientific kinds through the Lens of Scientific Practice Jackie Sullivan PART II: Kinding and Classification 4. From a Zooming-in model to a Co-creation model: Towards a more Dynamic account of Classification and Kinds Thomas A. C. Reydon 5. Protein Tokens, Types, and Taxa Joyce C. Havstad 6. The Performative Construction of Natural Kinds: Mathematical Application as Practice Jordi Cat 7. Homologizing as Kinding Catherine Kendig PART III: The nature of natural kinds 8. Theorizing with a Purpose: The Many Kinds of Sex Sally Haslanger 9. Memory as a cognitive kind: Brains, remembering dyads, and Exograms Samuli Poeyhoenen 10. Genuine Kinds and Scientific Reality Quayshawn Spencer PART IV: Shaping scientific disciplines 11. A Tale of two dilemmas: Cognitive kinds and the Extended Mind Michael Wheeler 12. Mathematical kinds? A case study in Nineteenth Century Symbolic Algebra Josipa Petrunic 13. Mapping kinds in GIS and Cartography Rasmus Gronfeldt Winther
Series Title: History and philosophy of biology; History and philosophy of biology.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Kendig.

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