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The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

By: David N Stamos

390 pages, no illustrations

Lexington Books

Paperback | Feb 2004 | #144720 | ISBN: 073910778X
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NHBS Price: £27.95 $34/€31 approx

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Stamos tackles the problem of determining exactly what a biological species is: in short, whether species are real and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the three major contemporary views of species: species nominalism, species as classes, and species as individuals. Finally, he develops his own solution to the species problem, a solution aimed at providing a universal species concept worthy of the Modern Synthesis.

Stamos provides a thorough introduction to the debate over the ontological status of species..... Stamos's approach is a fresh alternative to the standard, well-worn positions. - Marc Ereshefsky, University of Calgary"

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