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Peacocke, Christopher
 
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Natural Kinds I 91f
natural kind: E.g. tomatoes look so and so - Tomato: no observation term! - "Tomato-like": is an observation term - E.g. one can see a thing and know that x has the property without that x is observable - E.g. husband / wife / chromosomes - unstructured tomato-term ("tomato-like" does not have to be a term for a natural kind - ((s) but "tomato-like" may very well be naturally-term if, for example, based on gene structure.)

Pea I
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983


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