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The Panenmentalist Philosophy of Science

From the Recognition of Individual Pure Possibilities to Actual Discoveries

Authors: Gilead, Amihud

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  • Offers a panenmentalist explanation for the famous epistemological problem of MolyneuxPresents a wholly new, original perspective on philosophy of science
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This book presents a philosophy of science, based on panenmentalism: an original modal metaphysics, which is realist about individual pure (non-actual) possibilities and rejects the notion of possible worlds. The book systematically constructs a new and novel way of understanding and explaining scientific progress, discoveries, and creativity. It demonstrates that a metaphysics of individual pure possibilities is indispensable for explaining and understanding mathematics and natural sciences. It examines the nature of individual pure possibilities, actualities, mind-dependent and mind-independent possibilities, as well as mathematical entities. It discusses in detail the singularity of each human being as a psychical possibility. It analyses striking scientific discoveries, and illustrates by means of examples of the usefulness and vitality of individual pure possibilities in the sciences.

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Amihud Gilead was born in Jerusalem in 1947. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of philosophy, the University of Haifa. For many years, his main research was devoted to the study of the history of philosophy, especially of early modern philosophy. From 1999 till now he introduced and has elaborated on an original modal metaphysics, panenmentalism, which is a special kind of possibilist realism about individual pure (non-actual) possibilities. Professor Gilead published various books and papers, most of them in English.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Panenmentalist Philosophy of Science
Book Subtitle
From the Recognition of Individual Pure Possibilities to Actual Discoveries
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
424
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41124-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41124-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41123-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 315
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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