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Helen Beebee - The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds - 9780415516952 - V9780415516952
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The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds

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Description for The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds Paperback. Editor(s): Beebee, Helen; Sabbarton-Leary, Nigel. Num Pages: 250 pages, 1 black & white tables. BIC Classification: HPJ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 228 x 154 x 14. Weight in Grams: 378.

Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke’s views about the existence and scope of the necessary a posteriori to rigorous analysis and criticism. Essentialists typically appeal to Kripkean semantics to motivate their radical extension of the realm of the necessary a posteriori; but they rarely attempt to provide any semantic arguments for this extension, or engage with the critical work being done by philosophers of language. This collection ... Read more

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About Helen Beebee
Helen Beebee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, UK.  Nigel Sabbarton-Leary is completing his PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK

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'This is a collection of cutting-edge essays on natural kinds and natural kind terms. It at once makes progress on and serves as an advanced introduction to the important topics it addresses. It contains plenty of interest to both the expert and the non-expert on natural kinds. Supplemented by relevant background material, it would serve excellently as the main text ... Read more

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