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The Logical Structure of Kinds

The Logical Structure of Kinds

TheLogicalStructureofKindsEric Funkhouser, Associate Professor of Philosophy – The Logical Structure of Kinds – Oxford University Press

Funkhouser uncovers a logical structure that is common to many, if not all taxonomies. Conceptual schemes—including the sciences, mathematics, and ethics—classify things into kinds. This book focuses on classification by kind-terms like “mass,” “shape,” or “belief.” Scarlet, for example, is a specific kind of red.

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