1. General Term: Metaphysical
metaphysical studies include
ontology , cosmology , and often, epistemology .
Metaphysics is a type of philosophy or study that uses broad concepts
to help define reality and our understanding
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2. Divine Action Topic: McMullin, Ernan. Formalism and Ontology in Early ...
of quantum ontology.
In this essay, McMullin
limits his concern to the history of the relation between formalism and
ontology in astronomy in order to show that similar difficulties arose
throughout this history. First he
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3. General Term: Ontology
Ontology A branch of study concerned with the nature and relations of being, or things
which exist. Ontological discussion concerns things as they actually are, often
in contrast to questions of our knowledge
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4. Biography: Father Robert Spitzer
metaphysics , ontology of physics, and the dialogue between faith and reason.
Currently working on a manuscript on quantum cosmology entitled Real Time:
Horizons and Parameters of Reflecting on Quantum Cosmology.
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5. Divine Action Topic: Ellis, George F.R. Quantum Theory and the Macrosc...
theory and ontology: the possibility of chaotic/fractal structures in quantum
processes, and the status of the theoretical and mathematical terms in quantum
theory (e.g., are they human invention or Platonic realities?).
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6. Interview: Richard Dawkins
how do you explain the ontology , the coming into
being of free will?
DR. DAWKINS: The question of free will is a profound philosophical problem. And, as I said before, nothing is
changed by adding the word "genes." So you could
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7. Divine Action Topic: Cushing, James T. Determinism Versus Indeterminis...
quantum mechanics. Its ontology depicts
particles following definite trajectories that are completely deterministic and
observer-independent. The ontology, however, is nonlocal: instantaneous,
long-range influences are included. Still
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8. General Term: Quantum Theory
underlying, deterministic ontology; the implications of his approach for a
philosohy of nature and for theology have received some attention. It is also
important to recognize that all of these interpretations challenge classical
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9. Divine Action Topic: Heller, Michael. Generalizations: From Quantum Me...
Ernan. Formalism and Ontology in Early Astronomy."
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10. Divine Action Topic: Edwards, Denis. Original Sin and Saving Grace in ...
then this points towards an ontology which he calls
being-in- relation. Moreover, such an ontology is partially congruent with
evolutionary biology , including its stress on cooperative, coadaptive,
symbiotic, and ecological relations.
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