Is it Possible to Advances Philosophy?

  • Timothy Tambassi Univerisity of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro"
Palabras clave: metafísica


E.J. Lowe’s objective is here twofold: he highlights the reasons of those who think that pro-gress is never made in philosophy, and he shows how progress in philosophy is in principle possible.

I will not dwellfurtheron Lowe’s thesis.Rather,I will tryto answer the same questionhe deals with: is progress possible in philosophy?And to be more accurate: canscientific pro-gress contribute to philosophical progress?In my view, progress in philosophyisboth pos-sibleand factual. Butwhat is it about?And, what is the relationship between philosophical andscientific progress?

Biografía del autor/a

Timothy Tambassi, Univerisity of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro"

Timothy Tambassi is Research Fellow in Informatics at the University of Eastern Peidmont “Amedeo Avogadro” (Italy). Areas of specialization: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, formal ontology, ontology of geography.


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Tambassi, T. (2011). “È possibile il progresso in filosofia?”. Quaderni della Ginestra, No. 4, pp. 17-20