In difesa del naturalismo forte. Risposta a Pietro Perconti

Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Sandro Nannini
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/1 Language Italian
Pages 5 P. 193-197 File size 49 KB
DOI 10.3280/PARA2009-001015
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In defence of strong naturalism - In replying to Perconti’s objection that my strong naturalism implies an unjustifiable materialistic reductionism, I maintain firstly that my materialistic naturalism implies only ontological, not methodological reductionism. Secondly I think that materialism is compatible with the introduction in scientific language of concepts that refer to ficta, that is, to objects that do not exist: in such a way I can preserve the autonomy of mathematics while maintaining that numbers do not exist. Thirdly I suspect that Perconti’s "liberalized" naturalism is not compatible with a truly scientific view of the world. Keywords: Ficta, Materialism, Mind, Naturalism, Ontology, Reductionism.

Sandro Nannini, In difesa del naturalismo forte. Risposta a Pietro Perconti in "PARADIGMI" 1/2009, pp 193-197, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2009-001015