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On Scientific Ontology: Reply to Tambassi

On Scientific Ontology: Reply to Tambassi
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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.”

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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’

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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.