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SCIENTIFIC AND OBSERVATIONAL DEFINITIONS OF KIND TERMS
WHAT ARE NATURAL KINDS?
NATURAL KIND TERMS AND RIGID DESIGNATORS
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analysis of kind appearances argue believe causal chapter chemical claim consider contingently true definite descriptions definition of water definitions of kind determine the extension discovered discovery distinction distinguish Doctor of Philosophy empirical epistemic alternative essential properties example fact familiar observable features Fregean genetic gold is yellow heavy water Hilary Putnam identify a kind individual instance internal structure knowing the meaning Kripke Kripke's argument language logic look marsupial modal modal logic Naming and Necessity natural kind terms necessarily notion of kind notion of meaning objects observable properties particles particular planet possible world predicates priori knowledge problem projectible predicates proper names properties of kinds Quine Quine's refer represented rigid designators sample Saul Kripke saying that kind scientific definitions scientific theories semantic sentence similar singular terms sort stereotype stuff Suppose theory of kind theory of meaning theory of natural things tiger triangle Twin Earth underlying features underlying properties yellow metal