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dc.contributor.authorConix, Stijnen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T08:21:06Z
dc.date.available2018-06-20T08:21:06Z
dc.identifier.issn1879-4912
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277263
dc.description.abstractThere is growing agreement among taxonomists that species are independently evolving lineages. The central notion of this conception, evolutionary independence, is commonly operationalized by taxonomists in multiple, diverging ways. This leads to a problem of operationalization-dependency in species classification, as species delimitation is not only dependent on the properties of the investigated groups, but also on how taxonomists choose to operationalize evolutionary independence. The question then is how the operationalization-dependency of species delimitation is compatible with its objectivity and reliability. In response to this problem, various taxonomists have proposed to integrate multiple operationalizations of evolutionary independence for delimiting species. This paper first distinguishes between a standard and a sophisticated integrative approach to taxonomy, and argues that it is unclear how either of these can support the reliability and objectivity of species delimitation. It then draws a parallel between the measurement of physical quantities and species delimitation to argue that species delimitation can be considered objective and reliable if we understand the sophisticated integrative approach as assessing the coherence between the idealized models of multiple operationalizations of evolutionary independence.
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectintegrative taxonomyen
dc.subjectspecies delimitationen
dc.subjectspecies classificationen
dc.subjectevolutionary independenceen
dc.subjectmeasurementen
dc.subjectoperationalizationen
dc.titleIntegrative Taxonomy and the Operationalization of Evolutionary Independenceen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage17
prism.publicationNameEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Scienceen
prism.startingPage1
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.21620
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-03-26en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s13194-018-0202-zen
rioxxterms.versionVoR*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-03-26en
dc.contributor.orcidConix, Stijn [0000-0002-1487-0213]
dc.identifier.eissn1879-4920
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idAHRC (1502088)
cam.issuedOnline2018-04-13en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 13:00:58 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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