Scientific Metaphysics (häftad)
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Ladyman, James / Kincaid, Harold
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Scientific Metaphysics (häftad)

Scientific Metaphysics

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Original essays by leading philosophers of science explore the question of whether metaphysics can and should be naturalizedconducted as part of natural science. They engage with a range of approaches and disciplines to argue that if metaphysics is to be capable of identifying objective truths, it must be continuous with science.
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Harold Kincaid is Professor, School of Economics, University of Cape Town. He has published multiple papers on reductionism, scientific realism, inference to the best explanation, scientific realism, and causation. Among his books are Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences: Analyzing Controversies in Social Research (Cambridge 1996) and Individualism and the Unity of Science (Rowman and Littlefield 1997), and the coedited volumes The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics (2009), What is Addiction? (MIT 2010), The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Science (2012), and the forthcoming Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds (MIT).


1. Introduction: Pursuing a Naturalist Metaphysics ; 2. On The Prospects Of Naturalized Metaphysics ; 3. Scientific Ontology and Speculative Ontology ; 4. Can Metaphysics Be Naturalized? And If So, How? ; 5. Kinds of Things-Towards a Bestiary of the Manifest Image ; 6. The World in the Data ; 7. What Can Contemporary Philosophy Learn from Our 'Scientific Philosophy' Heritage? ; 8. Neo-Kantianism, Scientific Realism, and Modern Physics ; 9. Some Remarks on 'Naturalism' as We Now Have it ; 10. Causation, Free Will, and Naturalism