Definitions of Species in Biology

@article{Ruse1969DefinitionsOS,
  title={Definitions of Species in Biology},
  author={M. Ruse},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  year={1969},
  volume={20},
  pages={97 - 119}
}
  • M. Ruse
  • Published 1969
  • Mathematics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
One of the major problems confronting biologists is that of classifying organisms. This is usually done in a hierarchical manner. First, organisms are grouped together into classes (called 'taxa' by biologists) which are assumed to be incapable of significant subdivision; then, these classes are in turn grouped so that the members of a number of classes at the lowest level also form a class at the next higher level. This process is repeated until, at the highest level, all organisms are grouped… Expand
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