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Natural kinds types - Relationships as token processes
« on: October 29, 2016, 07:44:39 pm »
-A natural kind is a type.  It has instances (or tokens). Instances can be:

1. Substance-like:   vertebrate, dog, water, globular cluster, black hole, electron, carbon atom, tectonic plate.
2. Event- or process-like:  earthquake,  tornado, combustion, mitosis, coition, sentinel behavior.
3. The process-like can include processes that have a significant dispositional component, e.g., sentinel behavior in meerkats.

-Relationships are token processes between individuals with significant dispositional components.

1.Some relationship types are socially constituted: congressman–constituent.

2. Some are probably natural kinds: parent–child.

(Pruss)

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Natural kinds with an example and its key features
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Re: Natural kinds types - Relationships as token processes
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 01:36:37 am »
-Relationships are token processes between individuals with significant dispositional components.

I'm not sure what you mean by this, but otherwise I agree!

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Re: Natural kinds types - Relationships as token processes
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 03:52:01 am »
-Relationships are token processes between individuals with significant dispositional components.

I'm not sure what you mean by this, but otherwise I agree!

Which part?