Perspectives on Classification in Synthetic Sciences: Unnatural Kinds

1st Edition

Julia R. S. Bursten

Routledge
Published July 8, 2019
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9781138298101 - CAT# Y365484
Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience

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Summary

This volume launches a new series of contemporary conversations about scientific classification. Most philosophical conversations about kinds have focused centrally or solely on natural kinds, that is, kinds whose existence is not dependent on the scientific process of synthesis. This volume refocuses conversations about classification on unnatural, or synthetic, kinds via extensive study of three paradigm cases of unnatural kinds: nanomaterials, stem cells, and synthetic biology.

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