The old Mill run
The standard account, framed by Ian Hacking and promulgated by almost everyone, is that "natural kind" as a philosophical category goes back to Whewell and Mill in the 19th century. I debunk that account in a paper which has just been published in the The Journal of the History of Analytic Philosophy.
Link: No Grist for Mill on Natural Kinds
Tue 28 Jan 2014 08:56 AM