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Natural Way to See Multi-Level Selection

A review of Samir Okasha’s Evolution and the Levels of Selection (2006) Units and levels of selection have never been easy to grasp, and this is primarily not merely because of the statistical formalism. As with other issues associated with

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Nagasawa’s Argument against Panpsychism

A review of Yujin Nagasawa’s “A Panpsychist Dead End” (2021) Recently, philosophers of mind have been trying to find an alternative to materialism and dualism, and one of the most widely embraced alternatives but also frequently questioned is panpsychism. It


OSR or Coherentism?

A review of Matteo Morganti’s From Ontic Structural Realism to Metaphysical Coherentism (2018) Structural realism is a stance in the philosophy of science that has been topical since the 90s. This stance has two partitions, namely epistemic structural realism and


Pluralism and Metaphysical Disorder

A review of John Dupré’s The Disorder of Things (1993) Metaphysics-minded philosophers might ask John Dupré project in his 1993’s book, even from the title alone, with a question of the possibility of metaphysical disorders. This response is natural since


Are Ancestrality and Hyper-Chaos Still Tenable?

In his 2006’s book, After Finitude, Quentin Meillassoux, a French Philosopher, proposed a position called Speculative Materialism (SM), a position that later is highly appreciated, despite the criticism, by many both continental and analytic thinkers, including Graham Harman (Harman, 2011a,


Carnap’s Specter

A review of Huw Price’s Metaphysics After Carnap (2007) Introduction One of Carnap’s ultimate but unfinished project is to extirpate metaphysics. Carnap is a firm believer that metaphysical claims are merely vacuous propositions in which the truth-value cannot be validated.

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The Facticity of Laws of Physics

A review of Nancy Cartwright’s How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983) Laws of physics are typically assumed to be true and describe facts of reality. Moreover, it is usually assumed that a nomological generic-specific relation holds between a more

Natural Laws

The Range of Natural Laws

A review of Nancy Cartwright’s The Dappled World: a Study of Boundaries of Science. For fundamentalists, arguably a position held by most naturalists, the world is nomologically tidy and structured. They might still disagree with each other about the nature

The Real

Manipulation and the Real

A review of Ian Hacking’s Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. Ian Hacking, in one of his seminal works, Representing and Intervening (R&I) (1983),[1] provides a persuasive proposal regarding the definition of the real, especially


Truth in a Structure and A-Prioricity of Logic

A review of Matthew McKeon’s The Concept of Logical Consequence: an Introduction to Philosophical Logic. “Truth in a structure” is an intense discussion in logic, especially in the concept of ‘logical model’ through a scheme of ‘non-logical language terminology’.[i] By


Phenomenology and Metaphysics of Consciousness

Mary is a neurophysiologist. She knows very well what goes on in the neurophysiological structure of humans when they see color because she has studied all the physical information concerning the human perception when viewing colored objects, such as a

Language and Ontological-Space of Consciousness

There are two approaches we can take if the presuppositions of the existence of extraterrestrial beings are true. First, we could strongly advance our military capability to protect the earth from possible invasions, or second, we could formulate a universal language system to


Why Does Technology Need Metaphysics?

The philosophical discourse on technology cannot be ended simply by providing evidence of technological advantages for human evolution. It is notable the technological revolution and human evolution are inextricable, and, later we will show, with metaphysics. Both of them co-endeavor

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Accepting the Matrix’s Scenario

Let’s imagine the world presented in The Matrix movie is true, that the world we inhabit is no more than a simulation created by the new ruler of the world, smart machines. The illusion is created to keep us alive