Handbook of Potentiality

Handbook of Potentiality

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ISBN-13: 9789402412857
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 04/18/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 433
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kristina Engelhard is a post-doc Research Fellow at the DFG-funded research group „Inductive Metaphysics“, located at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. Her current research is on dispositions, laws of nature, methods in metaphysics, metametaphysics, classical German Philosophy and early modern philosophy. Her publications include “Das Einfache und die Materie. Untersuchungen zu Kants Antinomie der Teilung“ (De Gruyter 2005), “Categories and the ontology of powers. A semi-dualist account of pandispositionalism“ (in: A. Marmodoro (ed.), The Metaphsics of Powers. Their Grounding and their Manifestations, Routledge 2010), “Können Dispositionen das Realismus-Problem des transzendentalen Idealismus lösen?” (in: M. Egger (ed.), Philosophie nach Kant. Neue Wege zum Verständnis von Kants Transzendental- und Moralphilosophie, De Gruyter 2014).

Michael Quante is Professor for Practical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster, Germany. His research areas are action theory, philosophy of person, ethics and applied ethics. His most important publications are ”Hegel's Concept of Action“ (Cambridge University Press 2004), “Person“ (de Gruyter 2012); ”Personal Identity as a Principle of Biomedical Ethics“ (Springer 2016).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Kristina Engelhard.- Part I The Concept of Potentiality in the History of Philosophy - Aristotle.- 1 Potentiality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics; Anna Marmodoro.- 2 Potentiality in Aristotle’s Physics and Biology; Stephen Makin.- 3 Potentiality in Aristotle’s Psychology and Ethics; Frans A. J. de Haas.- Part II The Concept of Potentiality in the History of Philosophy - Medieval Philosophy.- 4 Potentiality in Classical Arabic Thought; Taneli Kukkonen.- 5 Potentiality in the Late Middle Ages – the Latin Tradition; Stephan Schmid.- Part III The Concept of Potentiality in the History of Philosophy - Early Modern Philosophy.- 6 Potentiality in Rationalism; Michael-Thomas Liske.- 7 Potentiality in British Empiricism; Katia Saporiti.- Part IV The Metaphysics of Potentials.- 8 Real Potential; Jennifer McKitrick.- 9 Powers and Potentiality; Stephen Mumford / Rani Lill Anjum.- 10 From Potentiality to Possibility; Barbara Vetter.- Part V Potentiality in Specific Fields of Philosophy.- 11 Potentialities in the Philosophy of Mind; Frank Hofmann.- 12 Potentiality in Bioethics; Marco Stier.- Part VI Potentiality in the Sciences.- 13 Potentiality in Physics ; Max Kistler.- 14 Aspects of the Concept of Potentiality in Chemistry; Robin F. Hendry / Paul Needham.- 15 Potentiality in Biology; Andreas Hüttemann / Marie I. Kaiser.- About the Contributors.

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