Classes or Individuals? The Paradox of Systematics Revisited

@article{Rapini2004ClassesOI,
  title={Classes or Individuals? The Paradox of Systematics Revisited},
  author={Alessandro Rapini},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={675-695}
}
  • A. Rapini
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Biology
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Abstract The circumscription of taxa and classification of organisms are fundamental tasks in the systematization of biological diversity. Their success depends on a unified idea concerning the species concept, evolution, and taxonomy; paradoxically, however, it requires a complete distinction between taxa and evolutionary units. To justify this view, I discuss these three topics of systematics. Species concepts are examined, and I propose a redefinition for the Taxonomic Species Concept based… 

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