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Diabolical Diagramming: Deleuze, Dupuy, and Catastrophe
Shores, Corry Michael (2022-08-01)
Jean-Pierre Dupuy argues that our failure to prevent the looming climate catastrophe results from a faulty metaphysics of time: because we believe the present can proceed down one of the many branches that extend into the ...
Patočka ve Deleuze Felsefesinde Asubjektif ve Kişisel Olmayan
Shores, Corry Michael (2022-06-01)
Deleuze’ün kişisel olmayan ve asubjektif (ilk anlamıyla, göreceli olmayan) felsefesi onun anti-fenomolojik olduğu iddiasına yol açan nedenlerden biridir. Ancak, Patočka tarafından tartışıldığı gibi; fenomoloji, zaten...
Science, religion, and the nation: de-scienticizing Nobel Prize scientist Aziz Sancar
GEZGİN, ELİF; Canbolat, Argun Abrek (2022-04-01)
This article examines the emergence of Nobel Prize-winning Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar as a scientific persona model. After receiving the Nobel Prize in 2015, Sancar's nationalistic tendencies and close relationship with...
Against Slagle's Reading of Eliminative Materialism on Self-Defeating
Tümkaya, Serdal (2022-04-01)
Jim Slagle claims that eliminative materialism (EM) denies some of the mind's self-evident properties, such as intentionality, qualia and the view that beliefs are real or veridical. I, herein, will argue that what EM deni...
The anarchy of justice: Hesiod’s Chaos, Anaximander’s apeiron, and geometric thought
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (2022-04-01)
This article examines Hesiod’s Chaos and Anaximander’s apeiron individually and inrelation to each other through the frame of René Descartes’ notion of natural geometry andthrough bounds and limits in Euclid and Immanuel K...
On the Evolutionary Origin of Morality
Sakin Hanoğlu, Derya (2022-03-01)
In this study, I will approach morality from a naturalistic perspective and defend that morality is a product of evolutionary processes shared by both human and non-human animals rather than that of human culture. My natur...
A tale of two architectures free energy, its models, and modularity
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2022-02-01)
The paper presents a model-based defence of the partial functional/informational segregation of cognition in the context of the predictive architecture. The paper argues that the model-relativeness of modularity does not n...
Aristotle, Body and Mind - (D.) Charles The Undivided Self. Aristotle and the ‘Mind–Body Problem’
Güremen, Refik (2021-11-01)
Inflating the social aspects of cognitive structural realism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-09-01)
Inspired by Ronald Giere's (1989, 1992) cognitive approach to scientific models, Cognitive Structural Realism (CSR) has presented a naturalist account of scientific representation (Beni, 2019a). CSR characterises the struc...
Aligning the free-energy principle with Peirce's logic of science and economy of research
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-09-01)
The paper proposes a way to naturalise Charles S. Peirce's conception of the scientific method, which he specified in terms of abduction, deduction and induction. The focus is on the central issue of the economy of researc...
Structures in Physics and Neuroscience Structural Realism and the Unity of Science
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-08-01)
We offer to extend structural realism into the field of mind and brain studies. The naturalised metaphysics of structural realism has been defined in terms of unification of sciences. The unification program has been carri...
Victimhood in Bataille’s Reading of Sade and in Popular Sovereignty
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (2021-07-01)
This article reveals three aspects of victimhood in Bataille’s reading of Sade (of the other, of the self, and Sade’s language) and relates them to some of Bataille’s metaphysical and political notions: the impossi...
On the politics of ugliness.
İbrahimhakkıoğlu, Fulden (2021-06-01)
Minority rights and public autonomy: A nonculturalist argument for accommodating ethno-cultural diversity
Karademir, Aret (2021-04-01)
Ethno-cultural minority rights have been regarded as a part of human rights since the last decade of the twentieth century. These rights are often formulated in predominantly culturalist terms. Citing the importance of cul...
Agency, Causation, and Empiricism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-03-01)
Price claims that the agency theory of causation could be understood as a sophisticated form of either realism or empiricism (but not a simple-minded form of any of them). In this paper, I argue that the agency theory coul...
Irigaray and Politics: A Critical Introduction
İbrahimhakkıoğlu, Fulden (2021-03-01)
Who’s the Real Paul Masson? Personal Non-Identity in Deleuze’s Orson Welles
Shores, Corry Michael (2021-02-01)
A critical analysis of Markovian monism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-02-01)
Free Energy Principle underlies a unifying framework that integrates theories of origins of life, cognition, and action. Recently, FEP has been developed into a Markovian monist perspective (Friston et al. in BC 102: 227-2...
On the Underpinning Mechanisms of (Epistemically) Reliable Processes
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-02-01)
The paper aims to evaluate the success of two different philosophical interpretations of prediction error minimisation theory in dissolving a notorious problem of philosophy, i.e., the New Evil Demon Problem (NED). In this...
Dynamis and Energeia in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Ünlü, Hikmet (2021-02-01)
This paper offers an interpretation of Aristotle's concepts of dynamis and energeia (commonly translated as potentiality and actuality) and of the thematic progression of Metaphysics IX. I first raise the question of where...
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