Foundational issues concerning taxa and taxon names.

@article{Ereshefsky2007FoundationalIC,
  title={Foundational issues concerning taxa and taxon names.},
  author={Marc Ereshefsky},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={295-301}
}
In a series of articles, Rieppel (2005, Biol. Philos. 20:465-487; 2006a, Cladistics 22:186-197; 2006b, Systematist 26:5-9), Keller et al. (2003, Bot. Rev. 69:93-110), and Nixon and Carpenter (2000, Cladistics 16:298-318) criticize the philosophical foundations of the PhyloCode. They argue that species and higher taxa are not individuals, and they reject the view that taxon names are rigid designators. Furthermore, they charge supporters of the individuality thesis and rigid designator theory… CONTINUE READING

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