An Introduction to Metametaphysics (Cambridge Introductions by Tuomas E. Tahko

By Tuomas E. Tahko

How will we come to understand metaphysical truths? How does metaphysical inquiry paintings? Are metaphysical debates tremendous? those are the questions which symbolize metametaphysics. This ebook, the 1st systematic pupil advent devoted to metametaphysics, discusses the character of metaphysics - its technique, epistemology, ontology and our entry to metaphysical wisdom. It presents scholars with a company grounding within the fundamentals of metametaphysics, overlaying a extensive diversity of issues in metaontology corresponding to life, quantification, ontological dedication and ontological realism. modern perspectives are mentioned in addition to these of Quine, Carnap and Meinong. Going past the metaontological debate, thorough therapy is given to novel subject matters in metametaphysics, together with grounding, ontological dependence, fundamentality, modal epistemology, intuitions, proposal experiments and the connection among metaphysics and technology. The ebook can be a necessary source for these learning complex metaphysics, philosophical technique, metametaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science.

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