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Single Idea 17383

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / G. Biology / 5. Species]

Full Idea

Species are, by definition, the lowest-level classificatory unit, or basal taxonomic unit, for biological organisms.

Gist of Idea

Species are the lowest-level classification in biology


John Dupré (The Disorder of Things [1993], 2)

Book Reference

Dupré,John: 'The Disorder of Things' [Harvard 1995], p.37

A Reaction

I think this is the 'infima species' for Aristotelians. What about 'male' and 'female' in each species?