A World of Points of View
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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.