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Title Perspectives on classification in synthetic sciences : unnatural kinds / edited by Julia R.S. Bursten
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (190 pages) : illustrations
Series History and philosophy of technoscience ; [8]
History and philosophy of technoscience ; no. 8
Summary This volume launches a new series of contemporary conversations about scientific classification. Most philosophical conversations about kinds have focused centrally or solely on natural kinds, that is, kinds whose existence is not dependent on the scientific process of synthesis. This volume refocuses conversations about classification on unnatural, or synthetic, kinds via extensive study of three paradigm cases of unnatural kinds:nanomaterials, stem cells, and synthetic biology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Julia R. S. Bursten is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Kentucky, USA
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 05, 2019)
Subject Bioengineering
Synthetic biology -- Classification
HISTORY / General
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
TECHNOLOGY / Social Aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Bursten, Julia R. S., editor
LC no. 2019014185
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