Scientific ontology is a new field of research opened up by the redefinition (Gamper, 2017) of the principle of the causal closure of a universe (or an ontological domain).
The redefinition makes possible an answer to the question of how mind and matter possible could interact. The answer is that they possibly could interact via an interface between the physical domain and a non-physical domain (a domain containing what would be labeled consciousness or the mind, or something of that kind).
Scientific ontology is defined in Gamper (2019b) and discussed, implicitly, in Gamper (2018). Gamper (2019a) is a technical paper on a tentative property of an ontologically neutral concept of object.
- On a Loophole in Causal Closure. Philosophia. Gamper, J. Philosophia (2017) 45: 631. Open access.
- Blocking the Vagueness Block – A New Restricted Answer to the Special Composition Question. Gamper, J. Philosophia (2019a) 47: 425. (Preview)
- The Kind ‘Object’. Gamper, J. Philosophia (2018) (forthcoming). (Preview)
- Scientific Ontology. Gamper, J. Axiomathes (2019b) 29: 99 (Preview)