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Formal Approach to the Metaphysics of Perspectives

Points of View as Access

Authors: Colomina-Almiñana, Juan J.

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  • Presents a formal approach to the metaphysics of perspective
  • Offers a novel analysis of metaphysical grounding
  • Includes a historical survey of relativism in the philosophy of science
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This book offers a metaphysical development of the notion of perspective. By explaining the functional nature of point of view, and by providing a concrete definition of point of view as a window through which to see the world, it offers a scientific realist theory that explains that points of view are real structures that ground properties and objects as well as perspectives. The notion of point of view has been of key importance in the history of philosophy, and different philosophical schools have used this notion to conduct analyses from the external reality to the inner phenomenal status, or even to construct an entire philosophical system. However, there has been a lack of systematic analysis of what a point of view is and what its structure is; this book fills the gap in the literature and makes the transition between semantics and epistemology, and the philosophy of science.

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Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2009. His books include Los problemas de las teorías representacionales de la conciencia (Tenerife: Universidad de La Laguna, 2010) and Implicaciones de la teoría de los actos de habla (Madrid: EAE, 2011), and he has coedited (with V. Raga) La filosofía de Richard Rorty (Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2010). He has also published more than 50 articles in several collected books and international journals. In 2012, Colomina received the Young Researcher Award from the Spanish Society of Logic. His research areas of interest focus on Philosophy of Science, Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and the boundaries between Semantics and Pragmatics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Formal Approach to the Metaphysics of Perspectives
Book Subtitle
Points of View as Access
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
392
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73655-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73655-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73654-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89255-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 156
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