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What Do Biologists Make of the Species Problem?

Pušić, Bruno; Gregorić, Pavel; Franjević, Damjan
What Do Biologists Make of the Species Problem? // Acta biotheoretica, 65 (2017), 3; 179-209 doi:10.1007/s10441-017-9311-x (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

What Do Biologists Make of the Species Problem?

Pušić, Bruno ; Gregorić, Pavel ; Franjević, Damjan

Acta biotheoretica (0001-5342) 65 (2017), 3; 179-209

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Species problem, category, survey, realism, anti-realism, monism, pluralism, individual, class

The concept of species is one of the core concepts in biology and one of the cornerstones of evolutionary biology, yet it is rife with conceptual problems. Philosophers of biology have been discussing the concept of species for decades, and in doing so they sometimes appeal to the views of biologists. However, their statements as to what biologists think are seldom supported by empirical data. In order to investigate what biologists actually think about the key issues related to the problem of species, we have conducted a survey on the sample of 193 biologists from the population of biologists from over 150 biology departments at universities in the US and the EU. This article presents and discusses the results of the survey. Some results confirm and others falsify the reiterated statements of philosophers of biology as to what biologists think, but all results we obtained should be informative and relevant for future discussions of the problem of species.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Filozofija


Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb,
Hrvatski studiji, Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus