Perspectives on classification in synthetic sciences: Unnatural kinds

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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. 2020 selection and editorial matter, Julia R. S. Bursten; individual chapters, the contributors.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9781351581301
StatePublished - Jul 31 2018

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