Moderately Naturalistic Metaphysics

Matteo Morganti, Tuomas E. Tahko

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Abstract

The present paper discusses different approaches to metaphysics and defends a specific, non-deflationary approach that nevertheless qualifies as scientifically-grounded and, consequently, as acceptable from the naturalistic viewpoint. By critically assessing some recent work on science and metaphysics, we argue that such a sophisticated form of naturalism, which preserves the autonomy of metaphysics as an a priori enterprise yet pays due attention to the indications coming from our best science, is not only workable but recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2557-2580
Number of pages23
JournalSynthese
Volume194
Issue number7
Early online date16 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Metametaphysics
  • Naturalism

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