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What Analytic Metaphysics Can Do For Scientific Metaphysics

Lee, Chanwoo (2023) What Analytic Metaphysics Can Do For Scientific Metaphysics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The apparent chasm between two camps in metaphysics, analytic metaphysics and scientific metaphysics, is well recognized. I argue that the relationship between them is not necessarily a rivalry; a division of labour that resembles the relationship between pure mathematics and science is possible. As a case study, I look into the metaphysical underdetermination argument for ontic structural realism, a well-known position in scientific metaphysics, together with an argument for the position in analytic metaphysics known as ontological nihilism. I argue that we can ascribe the same schema to both arguments, which indicates that analytic metaphysics can offer an abstract model that scientific metaphysics may find useful.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Lee, Chanwoo0000-0003-2778-504X
Keywords: analytic metaphysics, metaphysical underdetermination, ontic structural realism, ontological nihilism, scientific metaphysics
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Chanwoo Lee
Date Deposited: 18 May 2023 15:10
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 15:10
Item ID: 22118
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12379
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: May 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22118

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