Biological Classification: A Philosophical Introduction by Richard A. Richards

By Richard A. Richards

sleek organic category is predicated at the process constructed via Linnaeus, and interpreted by means of Darwin as representing the tree of existence. yet regardless of its frequent popularity, the evolutionary interpretation has a few difficulties and boundaries. This entire e-book offers a unmarried source for realizing all of the major philosophical matters and controversies approximately organic category. It surveys the historical past of organic type from Aristotle to modern phylogenetics and indicates how smooth organic type has built and adjusted through the years. Readers can be in a position to see how organic type is partially a final result of human psychology, language improvement and tradition. The publication might be helpful for scholar readers and others drawn to various subject matters in philosophy and biology.

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