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Toward an Account of Intuitive Time.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Cognitive science [Cogn Sci] 2022 Jul; Vol. 46 (7), pp. e13166.

Abstract:People hold intuitive theories of the physical world, such as theories of matter, energy, and motion, in the sense that they have a coherent conceptual structure supporting a network of beliefs about the domain. It is not yet clear whether people can a...

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R. J. Boscovich on physical symmetries.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Studies in history and philosophy of science [Stud Hist Philos Sci] 2022 Jun; Vol. 93, pp. 149-162. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Apr 20.

Abstract:R. J. Boscovich (1711-1787) is best known for his unified theory of natural phenomena of 1758, based on the notion of centrally interacting point-particles. While addressing contemporaneous scientific questions, his natural philosophy also systematical...

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Who Would the Person Be after a Head Transplant? A Confucian Reflection.

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Source(s):The Journal of medicine and philosophy [J Med Philos] 2022 May 11; Vol. 47 (2), pp. 210-229.

Abstract:This essay draws on classical Confucian intellectual resources to argue that the person who emerges from a head transplant would be neither the person who provided the head, nor the person who provided the body, but a new, different person. We construc...

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Is the Information-Theoretic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics an ontic structural realist view?

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Source(s):Studies in history and philosophy of science [Stud Hist Philos Sci] 2022 Feb; Vol. 91, pp. 41-48. Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Nov 26.

Abstract:The Information-Theoretic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics from (Bub & Pitowsky, 2010) has been criticized in two ways related to the ontological picture it supplies. This paper explores whether Ontic Structural Realism can supplement the metaphysic...

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Quantum metaphysical indeterminacy and the ontological foundations of orthodoxy.

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Source(s):Studies in history and philosophy of science [Stud Hist Philos Sci] 2021 Dec; Vol. 90, pp. 235-246. Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Nov 02.

Abstract:This paper develops quantum state individualism, a fundamental ontology for what is usually known as 'orthodox quantum mechanics.' The central import of this ontology is that allows for a systematic evaluation of some of the main conclusions of the rec...

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The physics and metaphysics of Tychistic Bohmian Mechanics.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Studies in history and philosophy of science [Stud Hist Philos Sci] 2021 Dec; Vol. 90, pp. 168-183. Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Oct 23.

Abstract:The paper takes up Bell's (1987) "Everett (?) theory" and develops it further. The resulting theory is about the system of all particles in the universe, each located in ordinary, 3-dimensional space. This many-particle system as a whole performs rando...

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The many metaphysical commitments of secular clinical ethics: Expanding the argument for a moral-metaphysical proceduralism.

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Source(s):Bioethics [Bioethics] 2022 Sep; Vol. 36 (7), pp. 783-793. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 May 09.

Abstract:The rich moral diversity of academic bioethics poses a paradox for the practice of giving moral recommendations in secular clinical ethics: How are ethicists to provide moral guidance in a pluralistic society? The field has responded to this challenge ...

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What is narrative possibility?

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Studies in history and philosophy of science [Stud Hist Philos Sci] 2021 Oct; Vol. 89, pp. 257-266. Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Sep 14.

Abstract:In this paper I offer a new account of narrative possibility that I call the "ecological approach." I situate it relative to alternative "metaphysical" and "epistemological" approaches, and argue that it has advantages in comparison. It saves some of t...

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The Metaphysics of Causation in Biological Mechanisms: A Case of the Genetic Switch in Lambda Phage.

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Source(s):Acta biotheoretica [Acta Biotheor] 2021 Sep; Vol. 69 (3), pp. 435-448. Date of Electronic Publication: 2020 Oct 27.

Abstract:The emphasis on the organization of entities and their activities and interactions has been labeled one of the most distinct contributions of mechanistic philosophy. In this paper I discuss the manner in which the organization of entities and their act...

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La fundamentación filosófica del Derecho y el Estado en la Rechtslehre de la Metafísica de las Costumbres de Kant.

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Source(s):Con-textos Kantianos: International Journal of Philosophy. jun2022, Issue 15, p133-163. 31p.

Abstract:En este trabajo me centro en la Rechtslehre de la Metaphysik der Sitten para exponer el modo en que Kant comprende el Derecho y su indisoluble vínculo con el concepto de libertad. Me detengo en la manera en que Kant analiza el Derecho Privado, especial...

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