A World of Points of View

  • Juan J. Colomina-AlmiñanaEmail author
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 392)


This chapter provides a preliminary account to the notion of points of view. After distinguishing between the epistemological and metaphysical character of points of view, it establishes the later as prior, and argues for its fundamentality. The chapter also offers a negative definition of metaphysical points of view by actually resisting its reduction to other traditional notions, such as natural kinds and scientific models. The chapter ends potencing the novelty of the proposal here defended, Modal Perspectivism, in regard to other contemporary options, allowing for a positive definition of metaphysical points of view according to their structural possession conditions, which establish their role.


Metaphysical Character Natural Kinds Epistemological Point Carnap Kaipainen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mexican American and Latina/o StudiesThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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