David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 76 (3):273-294 (2009)
We argue that ‘locality’, perhaps the most mundane term in ecology, holds a basic ambiguity: two concepts of space—nomothetic and idiographic—which are both necessary for a rigorous resurvey to “the same” locality in the field, are committed to different practices with no common measurement. A case study unfolds the failure of the standard assumption that an exogenous grid of longitude and latitude, as fine‐grained as one wishes, suffices for revisiting a species locality. We briefly suggest a scale‐dependent “resolution” for this replication problem, since it has no general, rational solution. *Received January 2008; revised April 2009. †To contact the authors, please write to: Ayelet Shavit, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Tel‐Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee, 12210 Israel; e‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . James Griesemer, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616; e‐mail: email@example.com . Biodiversity is largely a matter of real estate. And, as with other real estate, location is everything. (Kiester at el. 1996 ).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Mary E. Sunderland (2013). Modernizing Natural History: Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Transition. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 46 (3):369-400.
Ayelet Shavit (2016). "Location" Incommensurability and "Replication" Indeterminacy: Clarifying an Entrenched Conflation by Using an Involved Approach. Perspectives on Science 24 (4):425-442.
Mary Sunderland (2013). Teaching Natural History at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. British Journal for the History of Science 46 (1):97-121.
Similar books and articles
David Longinotti (2009). Computationalism and the Locality Principle. Minds and Machines 19 (4):495-506.
Michael R. Dietrich & Roberta L. Millstein (2008). The Role of Causal Processes in the Neutral and Nearly Neutral Theories. Philosophy of Science 75 (5):548-559.
William Michael Dickson (1998). Quantum Chance and Non-Locality: Probability and Non-Locality in the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge University Press.
Lauri Hella, Leonid Libkin & Juha Nurmonen (1999). Notions of Locality and Their Logical Characterizations Over Finite Models. Journal of Symbolic Logic 64 (4):1751-1773.
Simon Saunders (1994). A Dissolution of the Problem of Locality. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:88 - 98.
Stephen David Ross (1989). Inexhaustibility and Human Being: An Essay on Locality. Fordham University Press.
Arthur Fine (1980). Correlations and Physical Locality. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:535 - 562.
W. Michael Dickson (1996). Determinism and Locality in Quantum Systems. Synthese 107 (1):55 - 82.
Added to index2010-01-09
Total downloads34 ( #124,751 of 1,934,834 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #146,322 of 1,934,834 )
How can I increase my downloads?