Essentialism, history, and biological taxa.

  • Makmiller Pedroso
  • Published 2012 in
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological…


de Queiroz (1995), Griffiths (1999) and LaPorte (2004) offer a new version of essentialism called "historical essentialism". According to this version of essentialism, relations of common ancestry are essential features of biological taxa. The main type of argument for this essentialism proposed by Griffiths (1999) and LaPorte (2004) is that the dominant… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2011.10.019

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@article{Pedroso2012EssentialismHA, title={Essentialism, history, and biological taxa.}, author={Makmiller Pedroso}, journal={Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences}, year={2012}, volume={43 1}, pages={182-90} }