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The Nature and Boundaries of Biological Species

Justin E. H. Smith

in Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141787
eISBN:
9781400838721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141787.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter shows that Leibniz's analysis of the nature and boundaries of biological species is very different from his now well-known nominalist account of the species of, for example, mathematical ... More


The role of species concepts

Michael L. Arnold

in Evolution through Genetic Exchange

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199229031
eISBN:
9780191728266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229031.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces the topic of species concepts and the study of genetic exchange. It uses only four (biological, phylogenetic, cohesion, and prokaryotic) of the many definitions to illustrate ... More


Does ‘Race’ Have a Future?

Kitcher Philip

in Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899555
eISBN:
9780199980154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues for two main claims. First, without succumbing to any of the noxious forms of essentialism that have often afflicted discussions of race, it is possible to develop an account of ... More


Dualistic Materialism 1

Joseph Almog

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a position that is both dualistic (recognizing the distinctness and the difference in nature between mental and physical events) and materialistic (in the sense of positing a ... More


Is the taxonomy appropriate? Delineating species for conservation purposes

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark D. B. Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

in Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783398
eISBN:
9780191826313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783398.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The first step in conservation management is to delineate groups for separate versus combined management. However, there are many problems with species delineation, including diverse species ... More


Appropriate delineation of species for conservation purposes

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark D. B. Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

in A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198783411
eISBN:
9780191826337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783411.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The first step in conservation management is to delineate groups for separate versus combined management. However, there are many problems with species delineation, including diverse species ... More


Solar Space, Island Earth, and the Ends of Humanity

Daniel Deudney

in Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Solar colonization, occurring in four stages, faces daunting obstacles and is unlikely soon. A colony able to preserve humanity from Earth disasters is likely to be politically independent. Analogies ... More


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