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  1.  5
    An Epistemological and Ontological View of Statistical Mechanics.Vicente Aboites - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):441-447.
    In this article, an epistemological and ontological view of Statistical Mechanics is presented. The author believes that this is a clear-cut example that can prove to be useful as a resource material for teachers, and also, a clear pedagogical material for science students when taking courses of Philosophy of Science. Statistical Mechanics is a regular course on most science and engineering programs, we believe that this fact facilitate the understanding of the philosophical discussion here presented.
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    New Aeroion Model of a Dangerous Natural Phenomenon—Ball Lightning.Simakov Andrey - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):374-382.
    Today a natural ball lightning (BL) phenomenon has not yet correct physical and philosophical explanation. This article is directed on a new exotic version of the occurrence and behavior of ball lightning. BL consists of a bulk air mixture—neutral air molecules, negative and positive aero ions. BL arise on linear lightning tracks due to the primary ionization of the atmosphere and the secondary effects of atmospheric light aero ions arisen. The emerging electrostatic surface tension forces form a volumetric gas drop, (...)
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    Authentic Practical Identities and the Need for Targeted Automation.Jamie Baillie - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):340-351.
    In an age were artificial intelligence can do everything for us why should we do things for ourselves? What is at stake is the intrinsic value of doing things for ourselves, our relationship to the world, and the sense of personal identity that springs forth from our actions. An age were automated machines do everything for us, threatens to de-skill our perceptions and to turn the individual into a passive observer rather than an active participant in the world. Therefore, this (...)
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    From Theory to Practice: Unraveling Epistemological Threads in Human Reliability Assessment.Pedro Baziuk, Juan Leiva Butti, Franco Macello, Oliverio Gabrielli & Ricardo Greco - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):315-339.
    This comprehensive review explores the evolving epistemological foundations of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA), tracing its transition from a practical, applied field to a scientific discipline. The paper critically examines the philosophical assumptions that underlie prominent HRA models, emphasizing their impact on both scientific validity and practical application. Organized into five sections, the paper begins by articulating its primary aim in Section 1: to uncover and scrutinize the philosophical assumptions within HRA models. Sections 2.2 and 2.3 delve into reductionist and holistic (...)
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    Enlightenment, Meaning, and the Religion versus Science-Academia Divide: Waking up versus “Waking up”. [REVIEW]Ted Christopher - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):519-546.
    The unfolding problems with science’s materialist understanding of life are obviously noteworthy in and of themselves, but the associated potential support for dualistic/religious beliefs is particularly significant. Beyond a number of behavioral conundrums, the general problem facing the scientific molecular-only vision is the unfolding missing heritability (or DNA origins)—problem. Given our innate dualistic/religious understanding of life and its presumed—but increasingly questionable—DNA basis, it is argued here that this combination offers a straightforward preliminary argument supporting the basic dualism common to religions. (...)
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    Generating the Ability of Independent Thinking—From Radical Evil to Extreme Evil to the Banality of Evil.Yafeng Dang - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):303-314.
    Nazi evil makes the people of Eichmann, this is the whole context of the banality of evil. The destruction of Nazi evil is so unprecedented that it forms a whole new evil- Radical evil. Radical evil is not the change in the degree of evil, but the lack of traditional cognition or conception that suits it. Compared with the traditional evil, Radical evil cancels the concept of man itself. The banality of evil does not oppose Radical evil is a new (...)
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    Is the Mathematics of the Universe—Quantum, Classical, Both or Neither? A Geometric Model.Douglas Chesley Gill - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):424-440.
    Is the mathematical description of the Universe quantum, classical, both or neither? The mandated assumption of rationalism is that if an argument is inconsistent, it is flawed for a conclusion. However, suppose the structural basis of the Universe is fundamentally inconsistent. In that case, paradoxes in the frameworks of logic and mathematics would not be anomalies. A geometric model with a counter-rational framework of inconsistent relationships is applied to analyze Hardy’s paradox, the fine structure constant, and the general relationship between (...)
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  8. Why Do Things Exist and Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?Roger Granet - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):352-373.
    An age-old proposal that to be is to be a unity, or what I call a grouping, is updated and applied to the question “Why is there something rather than nothing?” (WSRTN). I propose the straight-forward idea that a thing exists if it is a grouping which ties zero or more things together into a new unit whole and existent entity. A grouping is visually manifested as the surface, or boundary, of the thing. In regard to WSRTN, when we subtract (...)
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    The “Right to Die” through the Prism of Medical Philosophy.Sawadogo Joseph - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):488-497.
    The prohibition on administering lethal medication to a patient can be found in the first code of medical deontology (450 BC), which calls on doctors to practice their art with purity and piety. Today, in some countries, doctors are faced with an ethical and deontological dilemma: patients or their relatives request deep and continuous sedation in the name of the “right to die”, believing their life to be inhuman and unworthy! The very concept of the “right to die” is a (...)
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  10. Philosophically Specified Types of Methods Important for Theoretical Natural Science *Jaroslav Kubrycht - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):448-480.
    In accordance with current philosophical opinions, four classical and one more recently proposed types of methods frequently used in theoretical natural science are specified here together with the corresponding sources of inspiration. More precisely, abstract models, thought experiments, mathematical hypotheses and metaphors are dealt with here as classical types of methods, whereas hybrids of mathematical hypotheses and thought experiments represent more recent methodic group. In addition, this paper describes the relationships of the introduced types of methods to the (i) three-floor (...)
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    Ankersmit’s Theory of Historical Trauma.Tian Le - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):498-511.
    Since the Second World War, an increasing number of scholars have begun to focus on research related to trauma. This article attempts to demonstrate the long-standing history of studying trauma issues. Ankersmit’s theory of historical trauma innovatively approaches the topic from an aesthetic perspective, incorporating the concept of forgetting which has been overlooked by previous historians. This theory not only explains the origins of Western historical consciousness but also breaks through the previous simplistic linear attribution of trauma severity, providing a (...)
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    Reflection on the Essence of Time.Plamen N. Nikolov - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):512-518.
    Time is an overall attribute of being. It means one can describe through it everything in the world. This, however, leads to a formal absurd—what happens when we try to define a concept in predicative manner if it has no predicates? It is not time which forms the attributes of physical phenomena, but on the contrary—it self-defines itself in the outlines of different processes within the material world, i.e. time should have been understood in a derivative way on the background (...)
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    Exploring the Philosophy of Mathematics: Beyond Logicism and Platonism.Richard Startup - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):219-243.
    A perspective in the philosophy of mathematics is developed from a consideration of the strengths and limitations of both logicism and platonism, with an early focus on Frege’s work. Importantly, although many set-theoretic structures may be developed each of which offers limited isomorphism with the system of natural numbers, no one of them may be identified with it. Furthermore, the timeless, ever present nature of mathematical concepts and results itself offers direct access, in the face of a platonist account which (...)
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    The Mathematical Bases for the Creation of a Homogenous 5D Universe.Kai Wai Wong - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):481-487.
    Several important physical implications left out in The Five Dimension Space-Time Universe: A creation and grand unified field theory model. Book, are presented under rigorous mathematical theorems. It was found that Temperature, a classical variable, must be added as an imaginary component to time, under the Quantum uncertainty dt∙dE = h/2π, so that the Gell-Mann Quark model can be verified, with gauge invariance, to form hadrons at the Bethe Fusion Temperature. Accordingly from the corresponding uncertainty dp∙dr = h/2π. Pairs of (...)
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    “Trypillian Altars” as a Religious Phenomenon of the Ancient World.Oleksandr Zavalii - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):261-302.
    The “Trypillian altars” are important and diverse group of Eneolithic religious objects discovered by archaeological science during the last century in the vast territory of the Cucuteni-Trypillian cultural community. To date there has been a considerable accumulation of information which is in need of a proper systematization and religious understanding of this phenomenon. Trypillian altars, as elements of the Trypillian religious system, have so far remained outside the scope of comprehensive study. However, they are undoubtedly of great importance as a (...)
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    “The Religion of Trypillia”: Peculiarities of the Formation of an Original Religious Community in the Context of the Processes of Institutionalization of the Native Faith in Ukraine. [REVIEW]Oleksandr Zavalii & Dmytro Bazyk - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):244-260.
    The publication takes the example of one of the native faith religious movements of modern Ukraine. It highlights the peculiarities of its spontaneous emergence, development, self-identification, and guidelines for religious activity. The article also briefly examines the origins of this community, the sources of its doctrine and name, the peculiarities of searching for its own religious identity, the main points of reflection on the sphere of the sacred, understanding the “idea of God”, the representation of religious symbols and art, the (...)
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    Physicalism: A Hypothetical Future.Vicente Aboites - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):152-160.
    Considering the most recent advances in artificial intelligence and biomechanics, a hypothetical future of physicalism is explored. It is concluded that a rational and sensible extrapolation of present and expected future advances in those two areas will have vast consequences in the physicalist view. In particular, it is also argued that consciousness cannot be defined in a simple general manner, but only understood through the observable and behavioural actions of humans or sufficiently advanced robots, which may be, at some future (...)
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    Anthropo-Genetic Algorithm of the Mind.Meric Bilgic - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):161-179.
    This study aims to develop a hybrid model to represent the human mind from a functionalist point of view that can be adapted to artificial intelligence. The model is not a realistic theory of the neural network of the brain but an instrumentalist AI model, which means that there can be some other representative models too. It had been thought that the provability of an axiomatic system requires the completeness of a formal system. However, Gödel proved that no consistent formal (...)
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    Dualism 301: A Case for Multiple Soul Residency.Ted Christopher - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):54-70.
    Psychological dualism (or dualism herein) purports that there is a complementary, non-material/physical, mind-active component associated with a living organism. Thus mind would not simply be an expression of brain function as confidently believed by neuroscience (and science in general). As earlier work has suggested that confidence can be brushed aside by considering some accepted unusual behaviors. One simple dualism-consistent example is terminal lucidity in which people return to psychological coherence shortly before death despite having been lost to “dull, unconscious, or (...)
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    Protagoras’s Great Speech and the Republic.Bela Egyed - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):132-140.
    This paper argues, first, that one can render Protagoras’s view on the teach ability of political virtue coherent by distinguishing between the affect required for achieving it and the capacity for developing these affect into fully fledged virtues. Second, the paper argues that by focusing on Books II - III of the Republic one might see an affinity between between Protagoras’s suggestion that virtuous citizens might give advice, without ruling it, in the affairs of the city and Plato’s conservative practical (...)
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    Bring the Pain? An Examination of Human Suffering in Sartre’s Being and NothingnessRoss A. Jackson & Brian L. Heath - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):18-37.
    Human suffering is a complex phenomenon that can manifest physically or psychologically. As the negative valence of affective phenomena, with the positive being pleasure or happiness, human suffering could easily be interpreted as something to avoid. Sartre explored existential aspects of human suffering in Being and Nothingness. Examining each occurrence of the word suffering in that work provides a basis for understanding the roles Sartre assigned to it within the human experience and consequently provides a more nuanced appreciation of this (...)
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    The Paradòx of Warfare.Jan-Erik Lane - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):141-145.
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    Da Vinci’s Mental Code: Sacred Geometrics Identified within Psychology.Craig Matheson - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):38-53.
    Objective: Based upon notions to a mental vision of the Vitruvian Man, to determine if any obvious asymmetries exist within Leonardo da Vinci’s timeless schematic—which is famous for its highly symmetrical presentation. Methods: A qualitative analysis performed upon a Vitruvian Man print (taken from the namesake Wikipedia article) to: closely examine if the man’s head is positioned to noticeably tilt toward either direction—left or right—of a dissecting line superimposed for equally splitting (vertically) the circle in the schematic; and, to closely (...)
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    The Noetic “Russian Dolls” to Hermeticism: Western Esoterism, within Esoteric Christianity, within Neoplatonism, within Hermeticism.Craig Matheson - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):100-131.
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    Artificial Intelligence and the Metamorphosis of Beauty: A Philosophical Inquiry.Vadim Meyl - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):180-200.
    In this article, the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be appraised as an object of beauty is critically examined through the lens of philosophical thought. Tracing beauty’s evolution from Platonic ideals to contemporary interpretations, the analysis contends that AI’s emergence offers a unique illustration of beauty in the modern age. Confronting the challenge of assigning beauty to entities devoid of consciousness or emotional depth, the argument unfolds to suggest that the intricate design of AI’s algorithms and its technological advancements (...)
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    Is Future Real? Putnam’s Argument Revisited.Pierre Sabatier - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):15-17.
    Putnam’s argument aims to prove that future is as real as present. His argument is based on the equation present = real. Is real what exists now. Is real what is part of observer-independent reality. What exists now depends on an observer—it is not real. It is then shown that Special Relativity is not only a physical theory, it has also a philosophical dimension in that it questions our very understanding of reality and requires a clear distinction between reality and (...)
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    Truth and Reality in Science: Defining What Is and Is Not Science.Richard Selvaggi - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):1-14.
    This paper defines what is and what is not science. These novel science definitions demonstrate that illustrations, like mathematics, can be scaler, real, not real, valid, and invalid. These definitions identify non-inertial reference frame logic inconsistencies, emphasizing the continued search for relative movement definitions. This search leads to Aristotle’s primary circular and secondary rectilinear movement concepts defining the at-rest reference frame, motion, and relative movement. These three novel movement definitions are confirmed using Ptolemy’s dropped ball observation, Michelson-Morley’s null result, a (...)
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    The Trademark of Idealist Philosophy.Nándor Sztankó - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):146-151.
    Natural sciences are credited with being the chief force in the process of rendering relative many elements of our world view. To make acceptable the relative character of the order of two poles for the public, however, is the task of (idealist) philosophy. I reduce the division of objective/subjective to sensible duality. To explain the belief in sensible duality, I use unusual means: personifying the sensible content. It is the distinction between present (as extension) and absolute present (as the absence (...)
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    Dark Energy in Gravity.Bernal Thalman - 2024 - Open Journal of Philosophy 14 (1):201-223.
    This paper explores space-time with the Minkowski equation, trying to integrate using the three manuscripts presented to the Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) a “new theory of gravity” by introducing the concept of space-time flow. Gravity is a push rather than a pull, an idea presented in the first manuscript. Gravity is the inertia, the shape (frame) of space-time produced by dark energy. The space-time surrounding you provides the force that pushes you upwards, but it doesn’t increase the diameter of (...)
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