Disorder

Pluralism and Metaphysical Disorder

Sep. 19, 2020 by

A review of John Dupré’s The Disorder of Things (1993) Metaphysics-minded philosophers might ask John Dupré project in his 1993’s book, even from the title alone, with a question of the possibility of metaphysical disorders. This response is natural since

Carnap

Carnap’s Specter

Jul. 23, 2020 by

A review of Huw Price’s Metaphysics After Carnap (2007) Introduction One of Carnap’s ultimate but unfinished project is to extirpate metaphysics. Carnap is a firm believer that metaphysical claims are merely vacuous propositions in which the truth-value cannot be validated.

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The Facticity of Laws of Physics

Jun. 29, 2020 by

A review of Nancy Cartwright’s How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983) Laws of physics are typically assumed to be true and describe facts of reality. Moreover, it is usually assumed that a nomological generic-specific relation holds between a more

Natural Laws

The Range of Natural Laws

May. 11, 2020 by

A review of Nancy Cartwright’s The Dappled World: a Study of Boundaries of Science. For fundamentalists, arguably a position held by most naturalists, the world is nomologically tidy and structured. They might still disagree with each other about the nature

The Real

Manipulation and the Real

Apr. 27, 2018 by

A review of Ian Hacking’s Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. Ian Hacking, in one of his seminal works, Representing and Intervening (R&I) (1983),[1] provides a persuasive proposal regarding the definition of the real, especially

Logic

Truth in a Structure and A-Prioricity of Logic

Mar. 15, 2018 by

A review of Matthew McKeon’s The Concept of Logical Consequence: an Introduction to Philosophical Logic. “Truth in a structure” is an intense discussion in logic, especially in the concept of ‘logical model’ through a scheme of ‘non-logical language terminology’.[i] By