Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change

LaPorte, Joseph

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521825997 / ISBN 13: 9780521825993
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.67 avg rating
(6 ratings)

Synopsis: According to the received tradition, the language used to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stable even as theories about these kinds are refined. Hence, scientists discover, rather than stipulate, that sentences like 'Whales are mammals, not fish' are true. In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists do not discover that sentences about natural kinds, like 'Whales are mammals, not fish', are true rather than false. Instead, scientists find that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers, and they refine the meanings of the relevant natural-kind terms to make sentences true. Hence, scientists change the meanings of these terms. This conclusion prompts LaPorte to examine the consequences of this change in meaning for the issue of incommensurability and for the progress of science.

Book Description: In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists have not discovered that sentences about natural kinds are true rather than false. Instead, scientists have found that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers and they have refined the meanings of these terms to make the sentences true. In the process, however, they have also changed the meaning of these terms. This book will appeal to students and professionals in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of language.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

LaPorte, Joseph
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Phatpocket Limited
(Waltham Abbey, HERTS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-F-038-00772

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 41.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joseph LaPorte
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0521825997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Joseph LaPorte
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (2004)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. According to the received tradition, the language used to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stable even as theories about these kinds are refined. Hence, scientists discover, rather than stipulate, that sentences like ‘Whales are mammals, not fish’ are true. In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists do not discover that sentences about natural kinds, like ‘Whales are mammals, not fish’, are true rather than false. Instead, scientists find that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers, and they refine the meanings of the relevant natural-kind terms to make the sentences true. Hence, scientists change the meanings of these terms. This conclusion prompts LaPorte to examine the consequences of this change in meaning for the issue of incommensurability and for the progress of science. • Combines a skilled treatment of philosophy of language with an unusual knowledge of the relevant biological science • Unifies many ideas discussed separately in the vast literature on natural kinds Contents Introduction; 1. What is a natural kind, and do biological taxa qualify?; 2. Natural kinds, rigidity, and essence; 3. Biological kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 4. Chemical kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 5. Linguistic change and incommensurability; 6. Meaning change, theory change and analyticity. Printed Pages: 232 with 6 line diagrams and 1 half-tone. Size: 228 x 152 Mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012837

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 72.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.34
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Joseph LaPorte
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (2004)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sanctum Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. According to the received tradition, the language used to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stable even as theories about these kinds are refined. Hence, scientists discover, rather than stipulate, that sentences like ‘Whales are mammals, not fish?are true. In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists do not discover that sentences about natural kinds, like ‘Whales are mammals, not fish? are true rather than false. Instead, scientists find that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers, and they refine the meanings of the relevant natural-kind terms to make the sentences true. Hence, scientists change the meanings of these terms. This conclusion prompts LaPorte to examine the consequences of this change in meaning for the issue of incommensurability and for the progress of science. ?Combines a skilled treatment of philosophy of language with an unusual knowledge of the relevant biological science ?Unifies many ideas discussed separately in the vast literature on natural kinds Contents Introduction; 1. What is a natural kind, and do biological taxa qualify?; 2. Natural kinds, rigidity, and essence; 3. Biological kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 4. Chemical kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 5. Linguistic change and incommensurability; 6. Meaning change, theory change and analyticity. Printed Pages: 232 with 6 line diagrams and 1 half-tone. Size: 228 x 152 Mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012837

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 81.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.94
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

LaPorte, Joseph
Published by Cambridge University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P020521825997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 92.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

LaPorte, Joseph
Published by Cambridge University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780521825993_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 96.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

LaPorte, Joseph
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780521825993

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Joseph LaPorte
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780521825993

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 96.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

LAPORTE, Joseph
Published by Cambridge Univ. Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: NEAR FINE. 9780521825993 Cloth in dust-jacket, x+221pp., 1st ed., like-new copy. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE034184

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 99.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

LaPorte, Joseph
Published by Cambridge University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0521825997 ISBN 13: 9780521825993
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110521825997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 102.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 10 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book