Philosophy of Biological Classification
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Ereshefsky, M. 2001. Philosophy of Biological Classification. eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
Essentialism was the prominent philosophy of classification until Darwin's time. Essentialism has been replaced with two philosophies based on evolutionary theory: evolutionary taxonomy and cladism.
- evolutionary taxonomy;