What are Natural Kinds

@inproceedings{Hawley2011WhatAN,
  title={What are Natural Kinds},
  author={Katherine Hawley and Alexander Bird},
  year={2011}
}
1. Two Questions Distinguish two questions about natural kinds. First, the naturalness question: what, if anything, makes a natural kind natural? Perhaps the members of a natural kind, unlike the members of an arbitrary group, stand in some natural similarity relation to one another. Perhaps they share an essence or some other natural feature. Or perhaps, as conventionalists argue, the boundaries of natural kinds do not correspond to distinctions in nature. 
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