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The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology and the Metaphysics of Biology

The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology and the Metaphysics of Biology (Hardback)

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In this provocative work, David N. Stamos tackles the problem of determining exactly what a biological species is: in short, whether species are real and the nature of their reality. Although many have written on this topic, The Species Problem is the only comprehensive single-authored book on this central concern of biology. Stamos critically considers the evolution of the three major contemporary views of species: species nominalism, species as classes, and species as individuals. Finally, he develops his own solution to the species problem, a solution aimed at providing a universal species concept worthy of the Modern Synthesis. This book will be of interest to philosophers of biology and of science in general, to historians of biology, and to biologists concerned with one of the most significant (and practical) conceptual issues in their field.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: metaphysics & ontologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 17/03/2003 ISBN-13: 9780739105030  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Stamos teaches Philosophy at York University in Toronto.

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