NABOKV-L post 0000686, Thu, 17 Aug 1995 15:23:00 -0700

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Interdisciplinary refs: Butterflies
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From: Toker Leona <toker@HUM.HUJI.AC.IL>
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INTERDISCIPLINARY REFERENCES

It may be interesting to survey references to Nabokov
not only in the media but also in studies that belong to
different academic disciplines. For example, a long quotation
from "Speak, Memory" (pp. 123-24) on the history of butterfly
classification appears in Hilary Kornblith's "Inductive Inference
and Its Natural Ground: An Essay in Naturalistic Epistemology"
(MIT Press, 1993, p. 50). The context is an anti-skeptical argument
on the existence of natural kinds and human ability to recognize
and study them. Nabokov's remarks are enlisted as
secondary-source evidence.