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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Burge, Tyler Natural Kinds   Burge, Tyler
Davidson, Donald Natural Kinds   Davidson, Donald
Dennett, Daniel Natural Kinds   Dennett, Daniel
Fodor, Jerry Natural Kinds   Fodor, Jerry
Hacking, Ian Natural Kinds   Hacking, Ian
Kant, I. Natural Kinds   Kant, I.
Kripke, Saul Aaron Natural Kinds   Kripke, Saul Aaron
Millikan, Ruth Natural Kinds   Millikan, Ruth
Peacocke, Christopher Natural Kinds   Peacocke, Christopher
Pinker, Stephen Natural Kinds   Pinker, Stephen
Putnam, Hilary Natural Kinds   Putnam, Hilary
Rorty, Richard Natural Kinds   Rorty, Richard
Schiffer, Stephen Natural Kinds   Schiffer, Stephen
Stalnaker, R. Natural Kinds   Stalnaker, R.
Wright, Crispin Natural Kinds   Wright, Crispin

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-27