The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy: A Philosophical Study of Biological Taxonomy

The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy: A Philosophical Study of Biological Taxonomy

by Marc Ereshefsky
     
 

Argues against the Linnaean system, recommending a system more in line with evolutionary theory.See more details below

Overview

Argues against the Linnaean system, recommending a system more in line with evolutionary theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521781701
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1220L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Historical Turn: 1. The philosophy of classification; 2. A primer of biological taxonomy; 3. History and classification; Part II. The Multiplicity of Nature: 4. Species pluralism; 5. How to be a discerning pluralist; Part III. Hierarchies and Nomenclature: 6. The evolution of the Linnaean hierarchy; 7. Post-Linnaean taxonomy; 8. The future of biological nomenclature; Notes; References; Index.

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