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FOLCC 2021 Fundraising

The second biennial friends of loophole causal closure (FOLCC) meeting is scheduled for August 2021 . Its purpose will be fundraising.

The number of friends attending and their preferences will help form the structure and contents of the meeting. Places will be available on Zoom and IRL in Stockholm, Sweden.

Attending friends may invite guests as they please. The exact dates and location will be communicated directly to the friends.

Legal persons are welcome to be friends and/or to donate. Donations

  • Friend donations starts at € 5000 or equivalent
  • Other donations are welcome

Donate via bank transfer to: Account holder: Johan Gamper Bank: Nordea Country: Sweden IBAN: SE1730000000032274555273 BIC (SWIFT-address): NDEASESS

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On an Alleged Loophole in Causal Closure: A Reply to Gamper | SpringerLink

This paper intends to critically consider the idea put forward by Johan Gamper (Philosophia 45: 631–636, 2017) that the principle of causal closure c
— Läs på link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11406-021-00361-3

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Rebooting Science 1.0 – Kindle edition by Gamper, Johan. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

www.amazon.com/Rebooting-Science-1-0-Johan-Gamper-ebook/dp/B08RZ9J86R/ref=mp_s_a_1_1

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On Scientific Ontology: Reply to Tambassi

On Scientific Ontology: Reply to Tambassi
— Läs på link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10516-020-09515-6

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Published papers

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Reply: On Scientific Ontolgy

Timothy Tambassi’s reply (full-text) to the paper Scientific Ontology, with the “aim to show a possible trouble of Gamper’s proposal, here considered as applied to the geographical debate.”

Abstract
According to Gamper (Sci Ontol Axiomathes 29:99–102, 2019), one function of science is to determine how the world is. Science, Gamper continues, rests on a set of basic assumptions, and the gap between basic assumptions and science should be filled by ontological frameworks that accommodates the modal properties of such assumptions. Different frameworks may surely suggest different modal properties. Thus, in so far as we use different basic assumptions, we can have different ontologies with different modal properties. Ontologies affect, in turn, science, which, however, has the power to falsify the ontological frameworks. According to Gamper (Sci Ontol Axiomathes 29:99–102, 2019), one function of science is to determine how the world is. Science, Gamper continues, rests on a set of basic assumptions, and the gap between basic assumptions and science should be filled by ontological frameworks that accommodates the modal properties of such assumptions. Different frameworks may surely suggest different modal properties. Thus, in so far as we use different basic assumptions, we can have different ontologies with different modal properties. Ontologies affect, in turn, science, which, however, has the power to falsify the ontological frameworks. The aim of this article is to show a possible trouble of Gamper’s proposal, here considered as applied to the geographical debate.

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Philosophy Roulette 124

Noah Greenstein’s video review of the paper The Kind ‘Object’

http://youtu.be/9LY8SQCunQk
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FOLCC 2021

The second biennial FOLCC (Friends of Loophole Causal Closure) meeting is for fundraising and was scheduled for the summer at the location of the north coast of the beautiful Greek island Ikaria, centered around the port of Evdilos. Due to the world crisis these plans now are on ice.