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Kinds, projectibility and explanation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8170-598X
2005 (English)In: Croatian Journal of Philosophy, ISSN 1333-1108, E-ISSN 1847-6139, Vol. 5, no 13, p. 71-87Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two ways of characterizing natural kinds are currently popular: the Kripke-Putnam appeal to microstructure and Boyd’s appeal to causal homeostasis. I argue that these conceptions are more divergent than is often acknowledged, that they give no credence to essentialism, and that they are both faulty.  In their place, I sketch an alternative view of natural kinds, which I call bare projectibilism. This conception eschews the appeal to explanation common to microstructuralism and the causal homeostasis view, but is still compatible with scientific realism.

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2005. Vol. 5, no 13, p. 71-87
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-155603DiVA, id: diva2:1201342
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-04-25

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