Defining Species: A Sourcebook from Antiquity to Today

Defining Species: A Sourcebook from Antiquity to Today

ISBN: 1433102161

ISBN 13: 9781433102165

Publication Date: August 26, 2009

Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

Pages: 238

Format: Hardcover

Author: John S. Wilkins

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This book was listed as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2011.

Defining Species: A Sourcebook from Antiquity to Today provides excerpts and commentary on the definition of species from source material ranging from the Greeks, through the middle ages, to the modern era. It demonstrates that the logical meaning of species is in direct contrast to the use of kind terms and concepts in natural history and biology, and that the myth that biologists or natural historians were ever essentialists about kinds is mistaken.

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