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    Wilkins, John S. 2002. Darwinian Metaphor and Analogy: The Things That Evolve in Life and Language. Selection, Vol. 3, Issue. 1, p. 57.


Etiological classification and the acquisition and structure of knowledge

  • Michael T. Ghiselin (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 1998

Millikan's account of how we acquire our most basic concepts might be clarified by a better ontological taxonomy, especially one that distinguishes between natural kinds on the one hand and wholes composed of parts on the other. The two have a different causal basis, which is important because once classification goes beyond the stage of naive induction, it becomes fundamentally etiological.

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