Formal Approach to the Metaphysics of Perspectives

Points of View as Access

  • Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 392)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana
    Pages 1-25
  3. Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana
    Pages 27-60
  4. Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana
    Pages 61-80
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    Pages 81-103
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    Pages 105-115
  7. Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana
    Pages 117-141
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-156

About this book


This book offers a metaphysical development of the notion of perspective. By explaining the functional nature of point of view, and by providing a concrete definition of point of view as a window through which to see the world, it offers a scientific realist theory that explains that points of view are real structures that ground properties and objects as well as perspectives. The notion of point of view has been of key importance in the history of philosophy, and different philosophical schools have used this notion to conduct analyses from the external reality to the inner phenomenal status, or even to construct an entire philosophical system. However, there has been a lack of systematic analysis of what a point of view is and what its structure is; this book fills the gap in the literature and makes the transition between semantics and epistemology, and the philosophy of science.


Feasibility Determinables philosophy points of view Grounding Qualitative Dimensions Historical Survey Points of View Physical World Determinable Structure Structure Points of View Historical Survey POV Physical World Determinable Structure philosophy pov Epistemology point of view Ontology Point of View metaphysics point of view Epistemology POV Ontology POV metaphysics POV Hautamak point of view

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mexican American and Latina/o StudiesThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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