Notes on Quine, 'Natural Kinds'
Funkhouser (Eric)
Source: Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014
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    ”Explain either Hempel’s puzzle about non-black non-ravens or Goodman’s grue puzzle, as presented by Quine. Explain how this puzzle raises a problem for simple accounts of kinds (e.g., set-theoretic). What modification of the simple theory of kinds does Quine endorse in order to resolve these problems? Explain the sense in which Quine privileges certain kinds, while nevertheless maintaining his Nominalism.”

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