Physical and Social Kinship

@article{Barnes1961PhysicalAS,
  title={Physical and Social Kinship},
  author={J. Barnes},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={1961},
  volume={28},
  pages={296 - 299}
}
  • J. Barnes
  • Published 1961
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Although this note is prompted by the recent exchange between Gellner [2], [3] and Needham [4], I shall ignore the issues raised by Gellner's specification for an ideal language. I am concerned here only with Needham's statement that "biology is one matter and descent is quite another, of a different order' which, it will be remembered, Gellner treats as Needham's first error. I write under a sense of obligation, for I discussed this matter with Gellner in 1955 while he was preparing his first… CONTINUE READING
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