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The Critique of Pure Reason as Metaphysics

Olli Koistinen

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter seeks to considers the structure of the Critique from the viewpoint of metaphysics. The idea is that the Critique is a work on metaphysics when metaphysics is conceived the way it is ... More


Introduction: Pursuing a Naturalist Metaphysics 1

Harold Kincaid

in Scientific Metaphysics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696499
eISBN:
9780191744983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

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, ... More


Can Metaphysics Be Naturalized? And If So, How?

Andrew Melnyk

in Scientific Metaphysics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696499
eISBN:
9780191744983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An exercise in metaphilosophy, this chapter addresses one aspect of the relationship between science and philosophy. Non-naturalized, analytic metaphysics has not yielded results at all comparable ... More


Scientific Ontology and Speculative Ontology

Paul Humphreys

in Scientific Metaphysics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696499
eISBN:
9780191744983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides six arguments in favor of scientifically based ontology and against speculative ontology, a branch of analytic metaphysics. Parts of contemporary speculative ontology are ... More


Introduction

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251605
eISBN:
9780823252725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251605.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The introduction describes how the Kantian distinction between phenomena and noumena is at the heart of Gabriel Marcel’s reflective method. It then briefly contrasts Marcel’s reflective method with a ... More


The Concept of Instantiation

Colin McGinn

in Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199856145
eISBN:
9780199919567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines whether there are other essential truths about instantiation that can be extracted by analysis. It wants to know, that is, whether this most primitive of primitives can be ... More


Method and Metaphysics: Pragmatist Doubts

Björn Ramberg

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the nature of the pragmatist critique of metaphysics, of which Davidson has been an important source of inspiration. It begins by expanding on the claim that Davidson is easily ... More


Analytic Phenomenology: A Metaphysical Manifesto

Philip Goff

in Consciousness and Fundamental Reality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677015
eISBN:
9780190677046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677015.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines a consciousness-based approach to metaphysics: analytic phenomenology. Chapter 5 argued that introspection reveals the essential nature of our conscious states. Analytic ... More


Believers in The Land of Glory

Mark Wilson

in Physics Avoidance: and other essays in conceptual strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803478
eISBN:
9780191841651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803478.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language

We employ words like “cause” both to structure an investigative architecture and to register concrete physical data in light of that strategic background. As a result, “cause”’s referential ... More


Interpretive Semantics and Ontological Commitment

Richard N. Manning

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the useful distinction between practitioners of Anglo-American analytic metaphysics and epistemology; they can be roughly divided between the deflationists and the traditional ... More


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