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Why do certain ways of categorizing make sense more than others? Is this the intuition behind natural kinds?

From my understanding, natural kinds are kinds that in some way don’t depend on the motivation of the person. In this very specific sense, how can anything adhere to this requirement? Even a single ...
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Why is everything in a different category despite their similar origins?

Assuming a non-religious stance, we are made of the atoms that make up everything else in the universe. Why are we categorized as humans, and not the stars that existed billions of years ago and ...
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