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Authentication, Scale-Relativity, and Relational Kindhood

Crețu, Ana-Maria (2021) Authentication, Scale-Relativity, and Relational Kindhood. [Preprint]

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This paper proposes a new natural kinds framework according to which kindhood is relational, dynamic, and scale-relative. Reflecting on the ontogenesis of a scientific classification, I argue that there are two distinct conceptual stages to a
scientific classification: a first stage in which enough entities and relations must be authenticated for kindhood to emerge and a second in which the nature of authenticated entities and relations is investigated. The new framework is scale-relative and explains both the changing nature of the entities and relations themselves as well as the changing nature of the classifications in which they are organised.


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Crețu, Ana-Mariad.cretuanamaria@gmail.com
Keywords: authentication, scale-relativity, kindhood, natural kinds, perspectives
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Natural Kinds
Depositing User: Dr. Ana-Maria Cretu
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 20:12
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2021 20:12
Item ID: 20063
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Natural Kinds
Date: 30 December 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20063

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