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Esencialismo, valores epistémicos y conceptos de especie

Torres, Julio (2011) Esencialismo, valores epistémicos y conceptos de especie. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 26 (2). pp. 177-193. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

En el actual contexto científico que forma la concepción darwiniana de las especies aún persisten las interpretaciones esencialistas de los conceptos de especie. ¿Se trata aquí sólo de la ignorancia de la teoría biológica? O, más bien, ¿es posible comprender la persistencia de los enfoques esencialistas sobre la base de la potencialidad de estos enfoques para explicar el logro de ciertos valores epistémicos de los actuales conceptos de especie? Me propongo responder afirmativamente a esta última pregunta y también evaluar en qué medida las intuiciones esencialistas coinciden con las estrategias explicativas de los proponentes de los modernos conceptos de especie.

In the current scientific context that forms Darwinian conception of species, essentialist interpretations of the species concept persist.Is this only because of an ignorance of biological theory? Or rather, is it possible to understand the persistence of essentialist approaches on the basis of the potentiality of these approaches to account for the achievement of certain epistemic virtues of the current species concepts? I intend to give a positive answer to this second question. In Section 1, I agree that Samir Okasha (2002) does not succeed in demonstrating that there are other reasons, which are different from that one regarding the ignorance about biology, which cause Kripke and Putnam to be mistaken about the species. In Section 2, I put forward my answer to the initial question in terms of some epistemic values sharing the essentialist ideas about the species and some of the current species concepts.


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Torres, Juliojutorres@udec.cl
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: esencialismo; especies; valor epistémico; Kripke; Putnam; Okasha; essentialism; species; epistemic value
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 23:22
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 23:22
Item ID: 10279
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.1036
Date: May 2011
Page Range: pp. 177-193
Volume: 26
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10279

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