Alnica Visser's "Genericity Generalized” is forthcoming in Philosophical Studies

Visser argues that recent work on generics has given too narrow a picture of the conditions under which a property is characteristic for a kind. She proposes a more inclusive account, which covers not only the kinds that figure in traditional explanatory domains such as the natural sciences, but also kinds that are important in more practical domains, including horticulture, carpentry, and falconry.