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Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies - Part 2


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Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute




The present book is Part 2 of the project of a series under the common title Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies, intended as a venue for publishing the results of research and philosophical reflection seeking a unified vision of reality threatened by the centrifugal forces of growing specialization. In the Introduction to Part 1, the project was presented within the mission of the journal Philosophies: “From the Philosophies program [1], one of the main aims of the journal is to help establish a new unity in diversity in human knowledge, which would include both ‘Wissen’ (i.e., ‘Wissenschaft’) and ‘sc¯ıre’ (i.e., ‘science’). ‘Wissenschaft’ (the pursuit of knowledge, learning, and scholarship) is a broader concept of knowledge than ‘science’, as it involves all kinds of knowledge, including philosophy, and not exclusively knowledge in the form of directly testable explanations and predictions. The broader notion of scholarship incorporates an understanding and articulation of the role of the learner and the process of the growth of knowledge and its development, rather than only the final product and its verification and validation. In other words, it is a form of knowledge that is inclusive of both short-term and long-term perspectives; it is local and global, critical and hypothetical (speculative), breaking new ground. This new synthesis or rather re-integration of knowledge is expected to resonate with basic human value systems, including cultural values”


author = {Marcin Schroeder and Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic},
title = {Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies - Part 2},
isbn = {ISBN 978-3-03943-535-7 },
editor = {Marcin Schroeder and Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic},
month = {July},
year = {2020},
publisher = {MDPI},
url = {}