Bibliography for “Natural Kinds and Other Kinds”

Instructor: Sebastian Watzl


Anderson, E. (1995). Knowledge, human interests, and objectivity in feminist epistemology. Philosophical Topics, 23(2), 27-58.

Andreasen, R. O. (1998). A new perspective on the race debate. The British journal for the philosophy of science, 49(2), 199-225.

Beebee, H. (2013) How to carve across the joints in nature without abandoning Kripke-Putnam semantics." In Metaphysics and Science, ed. Stephen Mumford & Matt Tugby, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Boyd, R. (1989). What Realism Implies and What It Does Not, Dialectica, 5-29

Boyd, R. (1999). Kinds, Complexity and Multiple Realization,  Philosophical Studies 95 (1999), 67-98

Dupre, J. (1981). Natural Kinds and Biological Taxa, The Philosophical Review, 90, 66-90

Elgin, C. Z. (1997). Making Up People and Things, Between the Absolute and the Arbitrary, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Franklin-Hall, L. R. (2014). Natural kinds as categorical bottlenecks. Philosophical Studies, 1-24.

Goodman, N. (1955/1983) Ch 3+4 of Fact, Fiction, and Forecast. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 59-124

Hacking, I. (1986). Making Up People. In Reconstructing Individualism: Autonomy, Individuality, and the Self in Western Thought. Edited by Thomas C. Heller and Christine Brooke-Rose. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986. ISBN: 0804712913.

Hacking, I. (1991). A Tradition of Natural Kinds, Philosophical Studies, 109-126

Hacking, I. (1996). The Looping Effects of Human Kinds, in D. Sperber (ed.)  Causal Cognition (Oxford University Press, 1996), 351-383

Haslanger, S. (1995). Ontology and social construction. Philosophical Topics, 23(2), 95-125.

Haslanger, S. (2000). Gender and Race: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them To Be? Nous 34(1), 31-55.

Khalidi, M. A. (1998). Natural kinds and crosscutting categories. The Journal of Philosophy, 33-50.

Kitcher, P. (1999). Race, Ethnicity, Biology, Culture, in L. Harris (ed.) Racism (Humanity Books), 87-117

Kitcher, P. (2001). Ch. 3,4,5 of Science, Truth, and Democracy, Oxford University Press, 43-83

Koslicki, K. (2008). Natural kinds and natural kind terms. Philosophy Compass 3 (4):789-802.

Kripke, S. (1980), excerpts from: Naming and Necessity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press

Leslie, S.J. (2013). Essence and Natural Kinds: When Science Meets Preschooler Intuition. Oxford Studies in Epistemology, 4, 108-165

Lewis, D. (1983). New work for a theory of universals. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 61(4), 343-377.

Millikan, R. (1999). Historical Kinds and the ‘Special Sciences’. Philosophical Studies 95 , 45-65

Putnam, H (1975). The Meaning of 'Meaning, in Mind, Language and Reality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 215-71.

Quine, W. V. (1969). Natural kinds. In Ontological Relativity and Other Essays. New York: Columbia University Press, p. 114–38

Reid, J. (2002). Natural Kind Essentialism. Australasian-Journal-of-Philosophy 80 (1), 62-74.

Salmon, N. U. (1979). How Not to Derive Essentialism From the Theory of Reference. Journal of Philosophy, 76,  703–25

Tobin, E. (2015). Are Natural Kinds and Natural Properties Distinct?”, Metaphysics and Science, Stephen Mumford and Matt Tugby (eds.) Oxford University Press.


Published May 19, 2015 3:00 PM