Species Pluralism Does Not Imply Species Eliminativism.
Marc Ereshefsky argues that pluralism about species suggests that the species concept is not theoretically useful. It is to be abandoned in favor of several concrete species concepts that denote real categories. While accepting species pluralism, the present paper rejects eliminativism about the species category. It is argued that the species concept is important and that it is possible to make sense of a general species concept despite the existence of different concrete species concepts.
||Biology, Systematics, Species, Conceptual Change, Natural Kinds
||23 Mar 2003
||07 Oct 2010 15:11
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