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    Who Let the Demon Out? Laplace and Boscovich on Determinism.Boris Kožnjak - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 51:42-52.
    In this paper, I compare Pierre-Simon Laplace's celebrated formulation of the principle of determinism in his 1814 Essai philosophique sur les probabilités with the formulation of the same principle offered by Roger Joseph Boscovich in his Theoria philosophiae naturalis, published 56 years earlier. This comparison discloses a striking general similarity between the two formulations of determinism as well as certain important differences. Regarding their similarities, both Boscovich's and Laplace's conceptions of determinism involve two mutually interdependent components—ontological and epistemic—and they are (...)
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    Möglichkeit, Wirklichkeit und Quantenmechanik.Boris Koznjak - 2007 - Prolegomena 6 (2):223-252.
    In this paper a possible interpretative value of Aristotle’s fundamental ontological doctrine of potentiality and actuality is considered in the context of operationally undoubtedly the most successful but interpretatively still controversial theory of modern physics – quantum mechanics – especially regarding understanding the nature of the world, the phenomena of which it describes and predicts so successfully. In particular, beings of the atomic world are interpreted as real potential beings actualized by the measurement process in appropriate experimental arrangement, and the (...)
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    Aristotle and Quantum Mechanics: Potentiality and Actuality, Spontaneous Events and Final Causes.Boris Kožnjak - 2020 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 51 (3):459-480.
    Aristotelian ideas have in the past been applied with mixed fortunes to quantum mechanics. One of the most persistent criticisms is that Aristotle’s notions of potentiality and actuality are burdened with a teleological character long ago abandoned in the natural sciences. Recently this criticism has been met with a model of the actualization of quantum potentialities in light of Aristotle’s doctrine of ‘spontaneous events’. This presumably restores the nowadays acceptable idea of efficient causation in place of Aristotle’s original doctrine of (...)
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    A Note on Bošković’s Distinction Between Two Kinds of Velocities.Boris Koznjak - 2003 - Prolegomena 2 (1):61-71.
    Bošković’s distinction between two kinds of velocities – velocity in the first act, or potential velocity, and velocity in the second act, or actual velocity – is considered in respect to the concept of instantaneous velocity as defined by calculus differentialis. Contrary to the seeming inconsistency of Bošković’s duality of velocities and the concept of instantaneous velocity, due to a critical examination of logical and methodological foundations of the calculus, the article shows that the duality of velocities is consistent with (...)
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    Bilješka o Boškovićevu razlikovanju dviju vrsta brzina.Boris Koznjak - 2003 - Prolegomena 2 (1):61-71.
    Boškovićevo razlikovanje dviju vrsta brzina – brzine u prvom ozbiljenju , odnosno, potencijalne brzine i brzine u drugom ozbiljenju , odnosno, aktualne brzine – promišlja se u odnosu na koncept trenutne brzine kako je definira calculus differentialis. Nasuprot naizglednoj nedosljednosti Boškovićeve dualnosti brzina i koncepta trenutne brzine, tragom kritičkoga promišljanja logičkih i metodoloških temelja calculusa u članku se pokazuje kako je dualnost brzina dosljedna tumačenjima trenutne brzine koje daju Oresme, Euler i Maclaurin, kao i definiciji trenutne brzine temeljem strogog cauchyjevskog (...)
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    David Bohm, Cjelovitost i implicitni red.Boris Kožnjak - 2010 - Prolegomena 9 (2):337-341.
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    Kuhn Meets Maslow: The Psychology Behind Scientific Revolutions.Boris Kožnjak - 2017 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 48 (2):257-287.
    In this paper, I offer a detailed reconstruction and a critical analysis of Abraham Maslow’s neglected psychological reading of Thomas Kuhn’s famous dichotomy between ‘normal’ and ‘revolutionary’ science, which Maslow briefly expounded four years after the first edition of Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, in his small book The Psychology of Science: A Reconnaissance, and which relies heavily on his extensive earlier general writing in the motivational and personality psychology. Maslow’s Kuhnian ideas, put forward as part of a larger (...)
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    Možnost, Zbiljnost I Kvantna Mehanika.Boris Kožnjak - 2007 - Prolegomena 6 (2):223-252.
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    Potentiality, Actuality, and Quantum Mechanics.Boris Koznjak - 2007 - Prolegomena 6 (2):223-252.
    In this paper a possible interpretative value of Aristotle’s fundamental ontological doctrine of potentiality and actuality is considered in the context of operationally undoubtedly the most successful but interpretatively still controversial theory of modern physics – quantum mechanics – especially regarding understanding the nature of the world, the phenomena of which it describes and predicts so successfully. In particular, beings of the atomic world are interpreted as real potential beings actualized by the measurement process in appropriate experimental arrangement, and the (...)
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    Srđan Lelas (1939-2003).Boris Koznjak - 2003 - Prolegomena 2 (1):125-128.
    Bošković’s distinction between two kinds of velocities – velocity in the first act, or potential velocity, and velocity in the second act, or actual velocity – is considered in respect to the concept of instantaneous velocity as defined by calculus differentialis. Contrary to the seeming inconsistency of Bošković’s duality of velocities and the concept of instantaneous velocity, due to a critical examination of logical and methodological foundations of the calculus, the article shows that the duality of velocities is consistent with (...)
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    Tihomir Vukelja, Nesjedinljivo Znanje.Boris Kožnjak - 2005 - Prolegomena 4 (2):255-257.
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    Can There Be a ‘Scientific Worldview’?: A Critical Note.Boris Koznjak - 2013 - Filozofija I Društvo 24 (4):19-29.
    In this brief note, a concept of the ‘scientific worldview’ is examined. In particular, contrary to some of the most often misconceptions regarding the concept, it will be argued (1) that there cannot be a ‘scientific worldview’ in the traditional sense of a Weltanschauung if science is taken in its strictest sense, (2) that the remaining ontological and epistemic skeleton cannot be a single unified picture of the world (Weltbild), and (3) that the supposed ‘truth’ of these remaining pictures cannot (...)
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