Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays

Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays

by Robert A. Wilson
     
 

This fresh collection of essays, drawn from a broad range of disciplines, brings neglected cognitive, anthropological, and historical dimensions to philosophical debates over species.See more details below

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This fresh collection of essays, drawn from a broad range of disciplines, brings neglected cognitive, anthropological, and historical dimensions to philosophical debates over species.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262731232
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Contributors
IMonism, Pluralism, Unity, and Diversity1
1On the Impossibility of a Monistic Account of Species3
2On the Plurality of Species: Questioning the Party Line23
3The General Lineage Concept of Species and the Defining Properties of the Species Category49
IISpecies and Life's Complications91
4When Is a Rose?: The Kinds of Tetrahymena93
5Species as Ecological Mosaics119
IIIRethinking Natural Kinds139
6Homeostasis, Species, and Higher Taxa141
7Realism, Essence, and Kind: Resuscitating Species Essentialism?187
8Squaring the Circle: Natural Kinds with Historical Essences209
IVSpecies in Mind and Culture229
9The Universal Primacy of Generic Species in Folkbiological Taxonomy: Implications for Human Biological, Cultural, and Scientific Evolution231
10Species, Stuff, and Patterns of Causation263
VSpecies Begone!283
11Species and the Linnaean Hierarchy285
12Getting Rid of Species?307
Index317

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