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Species: A History of the Idea

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The complex idea of “species” has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. John S. Wilkins explores the essentialist view, a staple of logic from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages to fairly recent times, and conside ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by University of California Press (first published September 1st 2009)
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Justin
Lot's of missing bits and pieces, but Wilkins demolishes the received view.
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A useful history of an idea - careful readings of primary sources.
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