Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Natural Kinds, philosophy: deviating from the biological definition, substances such as gold, water, etc. are referred to as natural kinds in the recent philosophical discussion. This goes back to the way in which these terms were introduced. (See H. Putnam, “The Meaning of 'Meaning”'. In Philosophical Papers, Vol. 2. Mind, Language and Reality, Cambridge.) Starting from a primary showing, the natural kind is defined as "something like this". The decisive point here is that there is no limit to future research. Virtually, any property that is initially attributed can prove to be a false assumption. See also introduction, definitions, terms.
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natural kind / natural type / indeterminacy / Twin Earth / Reference / Putnam: E.g. Cat / Siamese: Solution: we refer to natural types, whether we know it or not - DennettVs: but which types are natural? - Perhaps one discovers later that one must make a distinction? Which undermines the argument of the Twin Earth. - E.g. natural type for frogs: Fly or beads. - ((s) >disjunctive predicate.)

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25