Are Persons Members of a Natural Kind?

Gray, Richard (2002) Are Persons Members of a Natural Kind? In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 71-73.


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A quick answer to the question posed by the title is that they may be. Since the prevailing consensus - I think it is fair to say - regards persons not to be members of a natural kind, a longer answer is required. Sketching an outline of how that answer might proceed is the purpose of the present paper.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: members of natural kind; mental states
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51

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