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Extra readings which are referred to or directly related to the assigned readings for Sept 28st:

Marc Ereshefsky has written many papers on species most of which argue against the existence of the species category on similar grounds as in his (1992). These include:

  • Ereshefsky, M. (1998) Species Pluralism and Anti-Realism. Philosophy of Science 65, pp. 103-120.

  • Ereshefsky, M. (1999) Species and the Linnaean Hierarchy. In R. Wilson (ed.), Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays," MIT Press. pp. 285-306.

  • Ereshefsky, M. (2010) Microbiology and the Species Problem. Biology and Philosophy. Volume 25, Number 4, 553-568.
  • Several papers have responded directly to these Ereshefsky pieces such as:

  • Brigandt, I. (2003) Species Pluralism Does Not Imply Species Eliminativism. Philosophy of Science Vol. 70 pp. 1305-1316.
  • Kevin de Queiroz has written several papers since his (1998) which reiterate and defend the General Lineage Concept of Species or discuss closely related issues. These include:

  • de Queiroz, K. (1999) The General Lineage Concept of Species and the Defining Properties of the Species Category In: Wilson R. A., editor. Species: New interdisciplinary essays. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. p. 49-89.

  • de Queiroz, K. (2005) A Unified Concept of Species and its Consequences for the Future of Taxonomy. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 56:196-215.

  • de Queiroz, K. (2005) Ernst Mayr and the Modern Concept of Species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102:6600-6607.

  • de Queiroz, K. (2005) Different Species Problems and Their Resolution. Bioessays 27: 1263-1269.

  • de Queiroz, K. (2007) Species Concepts and Species Delimitation. Syst Biol 56 (6): 879-886.

  • John Dupré has written a number of pieces defending pluralism in classification including

  • Dupré, J. (1993). The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Dupré J. (2001), In Defense of Classification. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Volume 32, Issue 2, June 2001, Pages 203-219.