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Scientific Enquiry and Natural KindsCausal Processes and Property Clusters

Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: Causal Processes and Property Clusters [This chapter is not initially about the account of natural kinds which I have developed and defended, but instead about homeostatic property clusters. Roughly, a homeostatic property cluster (HPC) is a stable collection of properties which tend to occur together, unified by the causal tendency for them to occur together. Richard Samuels and Michael Ferreira write that ‘philosophers of science have, in recent years, reached a consensus — or as close to consensus as philosophers ever get — according to which natural kinds are Homeostatic Property Clusters’ (2010, p. 222).] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
ISBN
978-1-349-35035-3
Pages
147 –191
DOI
10.1057/9781137271259_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter is not initially about the account of natural kinds which I have developed and defended, but instead about homeostatic property clusters. Roughly, a homeostatic property cluster (HPC) is a stable collection of properties which tend to occur together, unified by the causal tendency for them to occur together. Richard Samuels and Michael Ferreira write that ‘philosophers of science have, in recent years, reached a consensus — or as close to consensus as philosophers ever get — according to which natural kinds are Homeostatic Property Clusters’ (2010, p. 222).]

Published: Oct 27, 2015

Keywords: Natural Kind; Causal Process; Property Cluster; Causal History; Species Problem

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