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  1. David B. Kitts & David J. Kitts (1979). Biological Species as Natural Kinds. Philosophy of Science 46 (4):613-622.score: 870.0
    The fact that the names of biological species refer independently of identifying descriptions does not support the view of Ghiselin and Hull that species are individuals. Species may be regarded as natural kinds whose members share an essence which distinguishes them from the members of other species and accounts for the fact that they are reproductively isolated from the members of other species. Because evolutionary theory requires that species be spatiotemporally localized their names cannot occur in scientific laws. If natural (...)
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  2. Barbara Abbott, Annette Herskovits, Philip L. Peterson, Alfred R. Mele, David J. Cole, Daniel Crevier, Francis Jeffry Pelletier, Istvan S. N. Berkeley, Brendan J. Kitts, Mike Brown & George Paliouras (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 6 (2):239-285.score: 870.0
  3. David B. Kitts (1987). Plato on Kinds of Animals. Biology and Philosophy 2 (3):315-328.score: 240.0
    Some biologists and philosophers of biology have seen in Plato an especially objectionable version of essentialism or topology. Although kinds of animals are mentioned in almost all of Plato's dialogues, in none of them is there an explicity stated doctrine of animal kinds. An examination of the dialogues has, moreover, failed to reveal some implicit but consistent and unambiguous view of kinds that Plato might have held.
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  4. Edward Manier, David B. Kitts & William Coleman (1969). Commentary—Part II. Journal of the History of Biology 2 (1):207-221.score: 240.0
  5. David B. Kitts (1978). Retrodiction in Geology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:215 - 226.score: 240.0
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  6. David B. Kitts (1983). The Complexity of Living Bodies and the Structure of Biological Theories. Acta Biotheoretica 32 (3).score: 240.0
    It has been suggested that biological theories differ from physical theories because the subject matter of biology differs from the subject matter of physics especially in the fact that living bodies are more complex than nonliving bodies. It is shown that the interactional complexity of living bodies can only be expressed by invoking biological theories. The claim that living bodies are complex is, therefore, ultimately a claim about the nature of scientific theories rather than a claim about the nature of (...)
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  7. B. J. Kitts (1996). Christopher Hookway and Donald Peterson (Eds.), Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Minds and Machines 6:276-279.score: 240.0
  8. David B. Kitts (1973). Grove Karl Gilbert and the Concept of “Hypothesis” in Late Nineteenth-Century Geology. In Ronald N. Giere & Richard S. Westfall (eds.), Foundations of Scientific Method: The Nineteenth Century. Bloomington,Indiana University Press. 259--274.score: 240.0
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  9. Edward Manier, David B. Kitts & William Coleman (1969). Commentary: Part I. Journal of the History of Biology 2 (1):207 - 221.score: 240.0
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  10. Rachel Laudan (1979). Book Review:The Structure of Geology David B. Kitts. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 46 (1):166-.score: 84.0
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  11. Marjorie Grene (1989). A Defense of David Kitts. Biology and Philosophy 4 (1):69-72.score: 72.0
  12. Ernst Mayr (1988). A Response to David Kitts. Biology and Philosophy 3 (1):97-98.score: 72.0
  13. David L. Hull (1981). Kitts and Kitts and Caplan on Species. Philosophy of Science 48 (1):141-152.score: 24.0
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