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Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology)

by Joseph LaPorte

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of language,
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Science,
  • General,
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Essentialism (Philosophy),
  • Biology,
  • Essence (Philosophy)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7765275M
    ISBN 100521825997
    ISBN 109780521825993

    natural kinds and conc My Searches (0) My Cart Added To Cart Check Out. Menu. Subjects. Book Studies; Life Sciences; Linguistics and Semiotics; Literary Studies; Materials Sciences; natural kinds and conceptual change. cambridge: cambridge university press X, p. Oct 22,  · Joseph LaPorte, Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, , USD , ISBN (cloth), x + pp. Authors; Natural Kinds and Conceptual Changeis an excellent book. LaPorte offers penetrating criticisms of several positions that are This is a preview of subscription content, Cited by: 1.

    Theories of conceptual change aim to explain what it means to speak of changes in a concept, to specify the sorts of processes by which concepts change, and to elucidate the ways in which the same concept can persist through change. May 05,  · Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of chateau-du-bezy.com the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke’s views about the existence and scope of the necessary a posteriori to rigorous analysis and chateau-du-bezy.com by:

    Jun 10,  · Ian Hacking has written quite a bit on the topic of "kinds" (), beginning with "A Tradition of Natural Kinds" in Philosophical Studies in and most recently with his lecture to the Royal Institute of Philosophy in ().He is also one of the most interesting theorists of "constructivism" -- a sort of mirror opposite to the position that the world consists of things arranged in natural. In Concepts, Kinds, and Cognitive Development, Frank C. Keil provides a coherent account of how concepts and word meanings develop in children, adding to our understanding of the representational nature of concepts and word meanings at all chateau-du-bezy.com argues that it is impossible to adequately understand the nature of conceptual representation without also considering the issue of learning.


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Joseph LaPorte in his book Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change (LaPorte ) defends the position that biological species as well as chemical kinds are natural kinds and their natural-kind terms Author: Gordon Mcouat. Get this from a library.

Natural kinds and conceptual change. [Joseph LaPorte] -- "This book will appeal to students and professionals in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology, and the philosophy of language."--Jacket.

Metapsychology Online Book Reviews "Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change is a refreshingly direct book that challenges a range of orthodox views in the philosophy of sciences (especially biology), the philosophy of language, and metaphysics.

I recommend Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change to philosophers in each of fields that it addresses."Cited by: Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change given Quine’sinfluence, it is not surprising that in the wake of the causal theory, there is little sympathy for analyticity: “Quine’s rejection of ana-lyticity still prevails,” as William Lycan (, p.

) and many others testify. But. It concerns mainly the central topic to be found at that interface, natural kinds and natural-kind terms. The book also considers some questions about theory change, topics that are often thought to have been greatly illuminated by important ideas on natural kinds.

In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that mammals, not fish', are true rather than false. Instead, scientists find that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers, and they refine the meanings of the relevant natural-kind terms to make the sentences true.

Hence, scientists change the meanings of these terms. Dec 08,  · Read "Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change" by Joseph LaPorte available from Rakuten Kobo.

According to the received tradition, the language used to to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stab Brand: Cambridge University Press. Metapsychology Online Book Reviews "Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change is a refreshingly direct book that challenges a range of orthodox views in the philosophy of sciences (especially biology), the philosophy of language, and metaphysics.

I recommend Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change to philosophers in each of fields that it addresses."Price: $ In Chap. 5 of Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change Joseph LaPorte defends the view that the meaning-change of natural-kind terms does not open the door to Kuhnian incommensurability and is Author: J.

Laporte. Jan 01,  · Read "Review: Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change, Mind" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at.

Dec 08,  · Lee "Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change" por Joseph LaPorte disponible en Rakuten Kobo. According to the received tradition, the language used to to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stab Brand: Cambridge University Press.

Joseph LaPorte Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change. New York: Cambridge University Press Pp.x + $70 (Cloth: ISBN ). Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change is a refreshingly direct book that challenges a range of orthodox views in the philosophy of science (especially biology), the philosophy of language, and metaphysics.

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Natural Kinds, and Conceptual Change: The texts consist of book excerpts. TY - JOUR. T1 - Review of Joseph LaPorte, "Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change." AU - Wilson, Robert A.

PY - / Y1 - / M3 - Book/Film/Article review. Scientific disciplines frequently divide the particulars they study into kinds and theorize about those kinds.

To say that a kind is natural is to say that it corresponds to a grouping that reflects the structure of the natural world rather than the interests and actions of human beings.

We tend to assume that science is often successful in revealing these kinds; it is a corollary of. Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, E-mail Citation» A well-informed and stimulating discussion of natural kinds and their essences.

LaPorte defends essentialism, but argues that it results from the decisions that arise in moments of conceptual change brought about by new discoveries.

According to the received tradition, the language used to to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stable even as theories about these kinds are refined. In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists do not discover that sentences about natural kinds, like 'Whales are mammals, not fish', are true rather than Author: Joseph Laporte.

He shows that all this evidence, when put together, leads to a better understanding of semantic and conceptual development. The book opens with an analysis of the problems of modeling qualitative changes in conceptual development, investigating how concepts of.

Joseph LaPorte, Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (), pp., $ (cloth). Joseph LaPorte has taken a fresh look at a familiar set of issues: the naturalness of scientific kinds, the linguistic meanings of kind terms, and the stability of those meanings across theoretical change.

The positions. In Concepts, Kinds, and Cognitive Development, Frank C. Keil provides a coherent account of how concepts and word meanings develop in children, adding to our understanding of the representational nature of concepts and word meanings at all ages.

Keil argues that it is impossible to adequately understand the nature of conceptual representation without also considering the issue of learning.4/5(1).Jan 23,  · Abstract. In Chap. 5 of Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change Joseph LaPorte defends the view that the meaning-change of natural-kind terms does not open the door to Kuhnian incommensurability and is compatible with scientific progress.

LaPorte’s strategy consists in disentangling meaning-change from theory-change, by contrast with proponents of the “‘incommensurability thesis’, Author: Michaela Massimi.In "Concepts, Kinds, and Cognitive Development, "Frank Keil provides a coherent account of how concepts and word meanings develop in children, adding to our understanding of the representational nature of concepts and word meanings at all chateau-du-bezy.com argues that it is impossible to adequately understand the nature of conceptual representation without also considering the/5.