Research

This page informs the ongoing and forthcoming progress in my research. If you are interested in the subject and would like to discuss about it, be free to drop a mail.

Dissertation: Overview

Research Question
Ontic Structural Realism is one of the recent and rigorously developing metaphysical systems within the domain of scientific metaphysics.
  1. Objections to Ontic Structural Realism
  2. Possible Rejoinders to the Objections
Current Stage

Do entities and processes of fundamental physics invoke entities and processes of special sciences? I claim that they do. I provide two conceptual frameworks to understand my claim:

  1. Origin of Wholes: Previously independent existents combine and integrate to form wholes which are novel environments (in my terms, ecologically fit niches) that enable parts to retain their internal structures in changing environments (I apply the notion of metapatterns and combogensis to examine this insight); and
  2. Sustenance of Wholes: As the environment changes, certain wholes survive insulating the parts from the changing conditions of environment.

Work on Upcoming Paper Submissions

Topic: Wholes as Ecologically Fit Niches for Parts

What are you reading these days?

Current area of reading 1: Stoicism

Reading: The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual (Ward Farnsworth)

Current area of reading 2: Love and Relationships

Reading: On Relationship (Alain de Botton)

Current area of reading 3: Solitude and Inner Life

Reading: The Complete Essays (Michel de Montaigne)

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