Palgrave-Macmillan (2013)

Authors
Matthew Slater
Bucknell University
Abstract
What are species? Are they objective features of the world? If so, what sort of features are they? Do everyday intuitions that species are real stand up to philosophical and scientific scrutiny? Two rival accounts of species' reality have dominated the discussion: that species are natural kinds defined by essential properties and that species are individuals. Unfortunately, neither account fully accommodates biological practice. In Are Species Real?, Slater presents a novel approach to this question aimed at accommodating the attractions to both realism and antirealism about species.
Keywords Species
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $93.02 used (34% off)   $113.11 new (19% off)   $123.95 from Amazon (11% off)   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 0230393241   9780230393240
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,214
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Depression as a Disorder of Consciousness.Cecily Whiteley - forthcoming - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
Natural Kindness.Matthew H. Slater - 2015 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 66 (2):375-411.
Species.Marc Ereshefsky - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Individual Essentialism in Biology.Michael Devitt - 2018 - Biology and Philosophy 33 (5-6):39.

View all 16 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

MATTHEW H. SLATER Are Species Real? An Essay on the Metaphysics of Species.T. A. C. Reydon - 2014 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (4):1-5.
Are Biological Species Real?Hugh Lehman - 1967 - Philosophy of Science 34 (2):157-167.
Species Pluralism Does Not Imply Species Eliminativism.Ingo Brigandt - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1305–1316.
Locke Vs. Boyle: The Real Essence of Corpuscular Species.Jan-Erik Jones - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (4):659 – 684.
On the Metaphysics of Species.Judith K. Crane - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (2):156-173.
Species, Higher Taxa, and the Units of Evolution.Marc Ereshefsky - 1991 - Philosophy of Science 58 (1):84-101.
What is a Species, and What is Not?Ernst Mayr - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (2):262-277.
What is a Species?Martin Mahner - 1993 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 24 (1):103 - 126.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-10-18

Total views
31 ( #368,644 of 2,507,566 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #209,626 of 2,507,566 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes