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Perspectival ontology: between situated knowledge and multiculturalism

Massimi, Michela (2021) Perspectival ontology: between situated knowledge and multiculturalism. [Preprint]

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In this paper I give a brief overview of a perspectival realist ontology. I discuss the role of situated knowledge and multiculturalism in perspectival ontology and offer a working definition of 'phenomena' as the minimal unit of such ontological commitment. I clarify how the view (and underlying notion of scientific perspective) differs from Kuhn's view, and highlight some of its implications for how to think of scientific knowledge as a multicultural and cosmopolitan inquiry.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Massimi, Michelamichela.massimi@ed.ac.uk0000-0001-6626-9174
Keywords: perspectival realism, phenomena, scientific perspective, situated knowledge, multiculturalism in science
Subjects: General Issues > Natural Kinds
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Michela Massimi
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 22:50
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 22:50
Item ID: 19415
Subjects: General Issues > Natural Kinds
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 5 August 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19415

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