Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

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ISBN-13: 9781351813235
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 338
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

William M.R. Simpson is Research Associate at the University of St Andrews, UK and a postgraduate student of philosophy at the University of Cambridge, UK. He was formerly a Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at The Weizmann Institute, Israel.

Robert C. Koons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Nicholas J. Teh is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He was formerly a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Haldane

Introduction: Reflections on Contemporary Science and the New Aristotelianism Robert C. Koons, William M. R. Simpson and Nicholas J. Teh

Part 1 : The Philosophy of Physics

1. Dodging the Fundamentalist Threat Xavi Lanao and Nicholas J. Teh

2. Actuality, Potentiality, and Relativity's Block Universe Edward Feser

3. The Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: A Hylomorphic Critique and Alternative Robert C. Koons

4. A Traveling Forms Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Alexander Pruss

5. Half-baked Humeanism William M. R. Simpson

6. Disentangling Nature’s Joints Tuomas Tahko

Part 2: The Philosophy of the Life Sciences

7. Structural Powers and the Homeodynamic Unity of the Organism Christopher Austin & Anna Marmodoro

8. A Biologically Informed Hylomorphism Christopher Austin

9. The Great Unifier: Form and the Unity of the Organism David Oderberg

10. Action, Animacy, and Substance Causation Janice Chik

11. Psychology Without a Mental-Physical Dichotomy William Jaworski

12. Hylomorphism and the New Mechanist Philosophy in Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology Daniel De Haan

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