Overview

functional kind


Related Overviews

 

'functional kind' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Philosophy

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A class of objects associated through sharing the same function: knives, forks, spoons. Sometimes contrasted with a natural kind, although especially in biology there is no good reason why natural kinds cannot be functional kinds: thumbs, kidneys, eyelashes.

Subjects: Philosophy.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.