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Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199696499

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.001.0001

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Introduction: Pursuing a Naturalist Metaphysics 1

Introduction: Pursuing a Naturalist Metaphysics 1

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(p.1) 1 Introduction: Pursuing a Naturalist Metaphysics1
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Scientific Metaphysics
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Harold Kincaid

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.003.0001

This chapter outlines the naturalism motivating this volume, defends it from common criticisms, summarizes several recent books by contributors that serve as background for the debates in the volume, and shows the relevance of the theses in the different chapters to the project of naturalizing metaphysics. The roots of these debates are traced back to the logical positivists. Defenses of the empirical status of analytic metaphysics-based Quinean holism are criticized and interesting open questions about naturalized metaphysics are discussed.

Keywords:   naturalism, holism, logical positivists, Quine, analytic metaphysics

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