Book Club: Scientific Metaphysics, 1, What is naturalistic metaphysics?

Philosophy as a Way of Life
9 min readAug 10, 2021

It has been some times since our last book club, so I think it’s time to start another one! I’d like to invite you to read Scientific Metaphysics, a volume edited by my colleagues Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid and published by Oxford University Press. The jacket description reads in part:

“Scientific Metaphysics collects original essays by some of the world’s leading philosophers of science on the question of whether metaphysics can and should be naturalized — that is, conducted as a part of…

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