Avril Styrman, PhD in Philosophy (2017). In his doctoral thesis, he applies the method of economical unification in addressing philosophical questions. In the method, the Principle of Economy or Unificatory Power is applied as an evaluation criterion of scientific and philosophical theories and their fusions. The fusion of absolute simultaneity, presentism, the conservation law of energy in spherically closed space and ontological realism is identified as the most economical of the available fusions of philosophy and physics, and applied as the ontological ground for concepts and semantics and in addressing questions and resolving problems. “I am attracted by the Dynamic Universe due to its unificatory power and its compatibility with absolute simultaneity and presentism."
A. Styrman and Aapo Halko. Finitist Set Theory in Ontological Modeling. Applied Ontology, vol. 13, no. 2., pp. 107-133, 2018. DOI: 10.3233/AO-180196, IOS Press, Wiki
A. Styrman. Economical Unification in Philosophy of Science Before and After Ernst Mach. Forthcoming in Proceedings of Ernst Mach Centenary Conference 2016, The Institute Vienna Circle, 2018.
A. Styrman. The Principle Of Economy As An Evaluation Criterion Of Theories. A Case Example: The Dynamic Universe Vs. Physics And Cosmology Based On General Relativity. In Tuomo Suntola and Avril Styrman, editors, Scientic Models and a Comprehensive Picture of Reality, La Nuova Critica, vol. 63-64, pp. 63–90, 2014; issue released on November 2016.
A. Styrman, Economical Unification as a Method of Philosophical Analysis. PhD Thesis. University
of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, 2016.
Researchgate, Academia, Helda
Tuomo Suntola and Avril Styrman, editors, Scientic Models and a Comprehensive Picture of
Reality, La Nuova Critica, vol. 63-64, pp. 63–90, 2014; issue released on November 2016.