Philosophy of Science 65 (1):103-120 (1998)

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Marc Ereshefsky
University of Calgary
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Species pluralism gives us reason to doubt the existence of the species category. The problem is not that species concepts are chosen according to our interests or that pluralism and the desire for hierarchical classifications are incompatible. The problem is that the various taxa we call 'species' lack a common unifying feature
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