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Amiriyan M, Karbasizade A E, Morvarid M. Evaluation of structurism theory with an emphasis on the unity of objects including human beings. Advances in Cognitive Science. 2018; 20 (2) :69-83
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-734-en.html
1- Philosophy of Mind (PhD) Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies (ICSS)
2- professor at the Institute of wisdom and philosophy
3- professor at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
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Introduction: Explain the unity of objects, including human beings. Method: Using conceptual analysis and philosophical argument to examine structuralism theory and the (Kathrin) Koslicki reading of Aristotelian hylomorphism. Results: In this article, I have shown that, contrary to Koslicki, the unity of objects such as a human being requires both Aristotle's assumptions (the indivisibility and the need for the object to be a single agent). Secondly, the form cannot be reduced to structure. For this purpose, we outlined the Koslicki’s view according to which if we consider form as a part of objects and continue to follow the two assumptions of Aristotle, we will still encounter the problem of regress. so in the view of Koslicki it is necessary to abandon the two assumptions of Aristotle. By doing so, she opens the way for structuralism theory. We have shown that her argument cannot be defended in rejecting these two assumptions. Conclusion: The theory of structuralism in general and in the Koslicki’s view does not specifically convey the correct interpretation of the form.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/27 | Accepted: 2017/10/15 | Published: 2018/09/11

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