By Marc Ereshefsky

The query of no matter if biologists may still proceed to take advantage of the Linnaean hierarchy has been a hotly debated factor. Invented earlier than the creation of evolutionary conception, Linnaeus's approach of classifying organisms relies on outmoded theoretical assumptions, and is believed to be not able to supply actual organic classifications. Marc Ereshefsky argues that biologists may still abandon the Linnaean procedure and undertake an alternate that's extra in response to evolutionary concept. He strains the evolution of the Linnaean hierarchy from its creation to the current. He illustrates how the ongoing use of the program hampers our skill to categorise the natural global, after which is going directly to make particular ideas for a post-Linnaean approach to category. available to a variety of readers via delivering introductory chapters to the philosophy of category and the taxonomy of biology, the e-book will curiosity either students and scholars of biology and the philosophy of technology.

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