Species, Determinates and Natural Kinds
Thomason (Richmond H.)
Source: Nous, 3, No. 1. (Feb., 1969), pp. 95-101
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    In this article I criticize a previous account of the 'determinate-determinable' and 'species-genus' relations (john woods, 'on species and determinates,' "nous," vol. 1,Pp. 243-254), And suggest that any attempt to "analyze" these notions into simpler ones will be fruitless. I then sketch a theory of the algebra of natural kinds1 which, I claim, sheds light on the relation of 'species' to 'genus'. I present an application of this theory in the semantics of modal logic2 and suggest some other possible uses for it.

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