<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Kinds (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17832.htm">Thesis - Kinds</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17832.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_80.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_80.htm">Kinds</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_2"></A></u> (as at 17/08/2018 17:35:31): Kinds</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>This may be an important Note, particularly in distinguishing <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">Natural Kinds</A><SUP>4</SUP> from other Kinds, as the question whether persons (or even <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_75.htm">human persons</A><SUP>5</SUP>) fall under a natural kind concept is critical to the debate between <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalists</A><SUP>6</SUP> and those favouring the <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">constitution view</A><SUP>7</SUP>. </li><li>There is considerable overlap between this Note and the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">Natural Kinds</A><SUP>8</SUP>.</li><li><a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_10.htm">Sortals</A><SUP>9</SUP></li><li><a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_29.htm">Phase Sortals</A><SUP>10</SUP> </li></ol></li><li>Basically, I can t see much difference between Sortals and Kinds, and Natural Kinds are obviously a subset of Kinds. Phase sortals are a bit like jobs, so may not be kinds at all  but if (as I believe) persons are phase sortals of <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1265.htm">human animals</A><SUP>11</SUP>, then this can t be right if persons form a kind. </li><li>This Note should focus on the more general aspects of this nexus of ideas. </li><li>The study-list for Kinds should be quite extensive, but  based on the categorised reading list below  I don t seem to have much that s not covered by  <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">Natural Kinds</A><SUP>12</SUP> . </li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_13">Links</A></U><SUB>13</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_13"></A> to this Note, <A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_80_Links.htm">Click here</A>. I ve restricted the list to just  kinds rather than including  kind , but there are still too many links  many of them irrelevant  to process. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_14">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_14"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_15">include</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_15"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3954.htm">Ayers (Michael R.) - Locke on 'Masses of Matter'</A>", Ayers</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20013.htm">Baur (Michael) - Review of 'Kinds of Being: A Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms' by E. J. Lowe</A>", Baur</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6427.htm">Butchvarov (Panayot) - Being Qua Being: Introduction</A>", Butchvaryov</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4124.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Kinds of Minds: Preface</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5391.htm">Hawley (Katherine) - How Things Persist: Introduction</A>", Hawley</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3508.htm">Olson (Eric) - Persistence</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3506.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal: Introduction</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12010.htm">Olson (Eric) - What Are We? The Question</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5195.htm">Rosenkrantz (Gary) - Reflections on the Ontological Status of Persons</A>", Rosenkrantz</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15140.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern</A>", Shoemaker</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7614.htm">Trettin (Kathe) - Persons and Other Trope Complexes. Reflections on Ontology and Normativity</A>", Trettin</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3620.htm">Unger (Peter) - A Physically Based Approach To Our Survival</A>", Unger</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3532.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Material Beings: Preface</A>", Van Inwagen</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8526.htm">Wiggins (David) - Preface: Sameness and Substance Renewed</A>", Wiggins</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5142.htm">Wilson (Jack) - Generation and Corruption</A>", Wilson</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5144.htm">Wilson (Jack) - Identity and Sortals: Why Relative Identity Is Self-Contradictory</A>", Wilson</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5143.htm">Wilson (Jack) - Personal Identity Naturalized: Our Bodies, Our Selves</A>", Wilson</li></ol></li><li>For a reading list, probably best to start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6411.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - More Kinds of Being: A Further Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_16">Lowe</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_16"></A>, and then &rarr; </li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_572.htm">Doepke (Frederick) - The Kinds of Things: A Theory of Personal Identity Based on Transcendental Argument</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17832_17">Doepke</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17832_17"></A></li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1443.htm">Elder (Crawford) - Real Natures and Familiar Objects</A>", Elder, Read the Synopsis first.<BR>&rarr; <a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7797.htm">Elder (Crawford) - Real Natures and Familiar Objects: Synopsis</A>", Elder</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5292.htm">French (Peter) - Kinds and Persons</A>", French</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20382.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Manifest Kinds</A>", Johnston</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12185.htm">Kornblith (Hilary) - Concepts and Kinds</A>", Kornblith</li></ol> </li><li>This is a <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>18</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (17/08/2018 17:35:31). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_80.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_13"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_13"><B>Footnote 13</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_14"><B>Footnote 14</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_15"><B>Footnote 15</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_16"><B>Footnote 16</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This supercedes <a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_640.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Kinds of Being: Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms</A>", useful for reference only </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17832_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17832_17"><B>Footnote 17</A></B></U>: I doubt this has much to do with Kinds as such  despite the book s title  but is more to do with Doepke s ideas on PID. <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-18T12:51" pubdate>18/08/2018 12:51:26</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>