Anguel S. Stefanov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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My five recent books in philosophy (published in Bulgarian Language) bear the titles: "Knowledge, Science, Pseudo-science" (2007), "Philosophy of Time" (2008), "Theories of Contemporary Natural Philosophy" (2008), "About Science and Its Applicability" (2010), "About Universe's Riddles and Other Meditations in Dialogues" (2012). I published also in English the book "Kant's Conceptions of Space and Time and Contemporary Science". Minkowski Institute Press, Montreal, 2015.
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  1. Is the Standard Definition of Knowledge Incomplete?Anguel S. Stefanov - 2016 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy (46):107-111.
    The aim of this paper is to suggest a new interpretation to the Gettier problem by showing that the standard JTB definition of knowledge is not epistemologically incomplete, being at the same time formally incomplete. The Gettier problem is shown to emerge through the implicit self-application of the JTB definition of knowledge to prove its own incompleteness. A conclusion is drawn, which runs counter to the traditional view that the problem necessarily requires a conceptual amendment of the standard defi nition, (...)
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  2. Kant's Conceptions of Space and Time and Contemporary Science. Montreal: Minkowski Institute Press, 2015.Anguel Stefanov (ed.) - 2015 - Montreal, Canada: Minkowski Institute Press.
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    The Conundrum of Time Travel.Anguel Stefanov - 2013 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 13 (1):81-92.
    Time travel is a theme that provokes scientific curiosity, as well as philosophical speculation. The problems it raises, however, are being tackled by science fiction only, and are still not resolved by science either theoretically, or practically. My aim here is, firstly, to present some curious facts about time travel and to have a look at the nature of different ontological constraints confronting time travel; secondly, to outline three cases for which time travel might be meaningfully contended; and thirdly, to (...)
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    Theoretical Models as Representations.Anguel Stefanov - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (1):67-76.
    My aims here are, firstly, to suggest a minor amendment to R. I. G. Hughes’ DDI account of modeling, so that it could be viewed as a plausible epistemological “model” of how scientific models represent and secondly, to distinguish between two epistemological kinds of models that I call “descriptive” and “constitutive”. This aim is achieved by criticizing Michael Weisberg’s distinction between models and abstract direct representations and by following, at the same time, his own methodological approach for such a distinction.
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  5. Does Physics Reinforce Idealism?Anguel Stefanov - 1992 - Nature, Society, and Thought 5 (2):175-182.
    Why is quantum theory baneful to realism? The most widespread factor is that it is at odds with causality. There are, however, two other principal reasons. The first involves the methodological commitments of the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics. The other reason relies on Bell's theorem, which denies the possibility of local hidden variables. Both of these reasons are considered and the possibility of a non-classical model of the quantum object is examined. The question in the title is then answered (...)
     
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  6. One Dimension of the Scientific Type of Rationality.Anguel Stefanov - 1985 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 16 (2):101.
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    One Dimension of the Scientific Type of Rationality (a Reflection Upon the Theory of Group Rationality).Anguel Stefanov & Dimiter Ginev - 1985 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 16 (2):101-111.
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