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Title Neo-Aristotelian perspectives on contemporary science / edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, and Nicholas J. Teh.

Published New York : Routledge, 2017.


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in the philosophy of science ; Volume 17
Contents chapter Introduction: Reflections on Contemporary Science and the New Aristotelianism / ROBERT C. KOONS, WILLIAM M. R. SIMPSON, AND NICHOLAS J. TEH -- part Part 1 The Philosophy of Physics -- chapter 1 Dodging the Fundamentalist Threat / XAVI LANAO -- chapter 2 Actuality, Potentiality, and Relativity's Block Universe / EDWARD FESER -- chapter 3 The Many Worlds Interpretation of QM: A Hylomorphic Critique and Alternative / ROBERT C. KOONS -- chapter 4 A Traveling Forms Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics / ALEXANder R. PRUSS -- chapter 5 Half- Baked Humeanism / WILLIAM M. R. SIMPSON -- chapter 6 Disentangling Nature's Joints / TUOMAS E. TAHKO -- part Part 2 The Philosophy of the Life Sciences -- chapter 7 Structural Powers and the Homeodynamic Unity of Organisms / CHRISTOPHER J. AUSTIN -- chapter 8 A Biologically Informed Hylomorphism / CHRISTOPHER J. AUSTIN -- chapter 9 The Great Unifier: Form and the Unity of the Organism / DAVID S. OderBERG -- chapter 10 Action, Animacy, and Substance Causation / JANICE CHIK BREIDENBACH -- chapter 11 Psychology Without a Mental- Physical Dichotomy / WILLIAM JAWORSKI -- chapter 12 Hylomorphism and the New Mechanist Philosophy in Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology / DANIEL D. DE HAAN.
Summary "The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the ontological status and indispensability of dispositions and powers in science. Despite these recent trends, few Aristotelian metaphysicians have engaged directly with the philosophy of the specialised sciences. Additionally, the relationship between fundamental Aristotelian concepts--such as "hylomorphism", "substance", and "faculties"--and contemporary science has yet to receive a critical and systematic treatment. Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science aims to fill this gap in the literature by bringing together essays on the relationship between Aristotelianism and science that cut across interdisciplinary boundaries. The chapters in this volume are divided into two main sections covering the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of the life sciences. Featuring original contributions from distinguished and early-career scholars, this book will be of interest to specialists in analytical metaphysics and the philosophy of science."--Provided by publisher.
Other author Koons, Robert C., editor.
Simpson, William M. R., editor.
Teh, Nicholas J., editor.
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9781315211626 (e-book : PDF)
9781351813228 (e-book: Mobi)
9780415792561 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315211626