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Anticipation and future vision in Nicolai Hartmann's ontology

Anticipation and future vision in Nicolai Hartmann's ontology Purpose – This article aims to explore anticipation from an ontological point of view and to analyze in particular some of Nicolai Hartmann's ideas. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a conceptual analysis of an ontological theory of anticipation. Findings – Analyzing philosophical problems related to “futures” and “anticipation”, to the framework of modal categories, and connecting Hartmann with Ludwig von Bertalanffy and comparing the outcome with some Artistotelian theses, offers a philosophical perspective on futures studies. Research limitations/implications – The “human” phenomenon of anticipation will be defined as possibly the only form of authentic anticipation, interpreted as a teleological act. Originality/value – The result is obtained through the distinction, articulated for each level of reality, among different kinds of determination. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png foresight Emerald Publishing

Anticipation and future vision in Nicolai Hartmann's ontology

foresight , Volume 12 (3): 9 – Jun 1, 2010

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1463-6689
DOI
10.1108/14636681011049875
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Abstract

Purpose – This article aims to explore anticipation from an ontological point of view and to analyze in particular some of Nicolai Hartmann's ideas. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a conceptual analysis of an ontological theory of anticipation. Findings – Analyzing philosophical problems related to “futures” and “anticipation”, to the framework of modal categories, and connecting Hartmann with Ludwig von Bertalanffy and comparing the outcome with some Artistotelian theses, offers a philosophical perspective on futures studies. Research limitations/implications – The “human” phenomenon of anticipation will be defined as possibly the only form of authentic anticipation, interpreted as a teleological act. Originality/value – The result is obtained through the distinction, articulated for each level of reality, among different kinds of determination.

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foresightEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2010

Keywords: Forecasting; Philosophy

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