Philosophy of Science 43 (2):202-222 (1976)
|Abstract||A minimal second order modal logic of natural kinds is formulated. Concepts are distinguished from properties and relations in the conceptual-logistic background of the logic through a distinction between free and bound predicate variables. Not all concepts (as indicated by free predicate variables) need have a property or relation corresponding to them (as values of bound predicate variables). Issues pertaining to identity and existence as impredicative concepts are examined and an analysis of mass terms as nominalized predicates for kinds of stuff is proposed. The minimal logic is extendible through a summum genus, an infima species or a partition principle for natural kinds|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ingo Brigandt (2009). Natural Kinds in Evolution and Systematics: Metaphysical and Epistemological Considerations. Acta Biotheoretica 57:77-97.
Greg Restall (2005). Logic: An Introduction. Routledge.
Stefan Dragulinescu (2012). The Problem of Processes and Transitions: Are Diseases Phase Kinds? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (1):79-89.
William C. Purdy (2002). Complexity and Nicety of Fluted Logic. Studia Logica 71 (2):177 - 198.
Kathrin Koslicki (2008). Natural Kinds and Natural Kind Terms. Philosophy Compass 3 (4):789-802.
John S. Wilkins (forthcoming). Biological Essentialism and the Tidal Change of Natural Kinds. Science and Education.
Nino B. Cocchiarella (1992). Conceptual Realism Versus Quine on Classes and Higher-Order Logic. Synthese 90 (3):379 - 436.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #61,410 of 548,973 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,438 of 548,973 )
How can I increase my downloads?