Natural Kind Essentialism Revisited

@inproceedings{Tahko2015NaturalKE,
  title={Natural Kind Essentialism Revisited},
  author={Tahko},
  year={2015}
}
Recent work on Natural Kind Essentialism has taken a deflationary turn. The assumptions about the grounds of essentialist truths concerning natural kinds familiar from the Kripke-Putnam framework are now considered questionable. The source of the problem, however, has not been sufficiently explicated. The paper focuses on the Twin Earth scenario, and it will be demonstrated that the essentialist principle at its core (which I call IDENT) — that necessarily, a sample of a chemical substance, A… CONTINUE READING

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