The Nature of Classification

Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences

  • John S. Wilkins
  • Malte C. Ebach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 1-8
  3. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 9-27
  4. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 28-59
  5. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 60-84
  6. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 85-108
  7. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 109-124
  8. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 125-142
  9. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 143-161
  10. John S. Wilkins, Malte C. Ebach
    Pages 162-166
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 167-197

About this book

Introduction

Discussing the generally ignored issue of the classification of natural objects in the philosophy of science, this book focuses on knowledge and social relations, and offers a way to understand classification as a necessary aspect of doing science.

Keywords

analogy natural science philosophy of science science

Authors and affiliations

  • John S. Wilkins
    • 1
  • Malte C. Ebach
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137318121
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34515-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31812-1
  • About this book