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COMING SOON: Fundamental properties and laws of nature by Prof. Heather Demarest

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Fundamental properties and laws of nature by Prof. Heather Demarest … Provisional Abstract: Fundamental properties and the laws of nature go hand in hand: mass and gravitation, charge and electromagnetism, spin and quantum mechanics. So, it is unsurprising that one’s account of fundamental properties affects one’s view of … Continue reading

COMING SOON: ‘Substantivalism vs Relationalism About Space in Classical Physics’ by Prof. Shamik Dasgupta

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘Substantivalism vs Relationalism About Space in Classical Physics’ by Prof. Shamik Dasgupta … Provisional Abstract: Substantivalism is the view that space exists in addition to any material bodies situated within it. Relationalism is the opposite view that there is no such thing as space; there are just material … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Ground by Dr. Michael Raven

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Ground by Dr. Michael Raven … Provisional Abstract: This essay focuses on a recently prominent notion of (metaphysical) ground which is distinctive for how it links metaphysics to explanation. Ground is supposed to serve both as the common factor in diverse in virtue of questions as well as … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Tense Logic by Prof. Ulrich Meyer

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Tense Logic by Prof. Ulrich Meyer … Provisional Abstract: This article surveys some of the key issues that arise when one tries to use tense logic as a metaphysical theory of the nature of time. Topics discussed include: basic tense logic, tense logic and verb tense, the structure … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Locke’s Place-Time-Kind Principle by Prof. Jessica Gordon-Roth

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Locke’s Place-Time-Kind Principle by Prof. Jessica Gordon-Roth … Provisional Abstract: John Locke discusses the notions of identity and diversity in Book 2, Chapter 27 of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. At the beginning of this much-discussed chapter, Locke posits the place-time-kind principle. According to this principle, no two … Continue reading

COMING SOON: The Ethics of Human Enhancement by Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Dr Sagar Sanyal

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: The Ethics of Human Enhancement by Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Dr Sagar Sanyal … Provisional Abstract: Ethical debate surrounding human enhancement, especially by biotechnological means, has burgeoned since the turn of the century. Issues discussed include whether specific types of enhancement are permissible or even obligatory, whether they are … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Catharine Cockburn on Unthinking Immaterial Substance: Souls, Space, and Related Matters by Dr. Emily Thomas

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Catharine Cockburn on Unthinking Immaterial Substance: Souls, Space, and Related Matters by Dr. Emily Thomas … Provisional Abstract: The early modern Catharine Cockburn wrote on a wide range of philosophical issues, and recent years have seen an increasing interest in her work. This paper explores her thesis that … Continue reading