Anjan Chakravartty: Scientific Ontology – Five Key Thoughts (1/4)

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Rotman Dialogue with Anjan Chakravartty & Stathis Psillos on Scientific Ontology
“Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology”, by Anjan Chakravartty, was published in 2017. It offers: “a proposal for understanding the idea of naturalized metaphysics, an account of the role of underlying epistemic stances in producing different ontologies, and an argument against the idea that historical case studies can settle debates about ontology”.

In 2019 Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami) and Stathis Psillos (University of Athens) discussed the book during a Rotman Dialogue. This 4-part video series includes highlights of their commentary and discussion with others in attendance.

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Anjan Chakravartty: Scientific Ontology – Five Key Thoughts (1/4)
Anjan Chakravartty offers a brief overview of his book, “Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology”. This is the first video of a 4-part playlist from a Rotman Dialogue with Chakravartty (University of Miami) and Stathis Psillos (University of Athens), held at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy in 2019.

Chakravartty’s book offers: “a proposal for understanding the idea of naturalized metaphysics, an account of the role of underlying epistemic stances in producing different ontologies, and an argument against the idea that historical case studies can settle debates about ontology”.

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