标题（title）：Metametaphysics And The Sciences: Historical And Philosophical Perspectives
作者（author）：Frode Kjosavik, Camilla Serck-Hanssen
出版社（publisher）：Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
大小（size）：2 MB (2241182 bytes)
This collection addresses metaphysical issues at the intersection between philosophy and science. A unique feature is the way in which it is guided both by history of philosophy, by interaction between philosophy and science, and by methodological awareness. In asking how metaphysics is possible in an age of science, the contributors draw on philosophical tools provided by three great thinkers who were fully conversant with and actively engaged with the sciences of their day: Kant, Husserl, and Frege. Part I sets out frameworks for scientifically informed metaphysics in accordance with the meta-metaphysics outlined by these three self-reflective philosophers. Part II explores the domain for co-existent metaphysics and science. Constraints on ambitious critical metaphysics are laid down in close consideration of logic, meta-theory, and specific conditions for science. Part III exemplifies the role of language and science in contemporary metaphysics. Quine's pursuit of truth is analysed; Cantor's absolute infinitude is reconstrued in modal terms; and sense is made of Weyl's take on the relationship between mathematics and empirical aspects of physics. With chapters by leading scholars, Metametaphysics and the Sciences is an in-depth resource for researchers and advanced students working within metaphysics, philosophy of science, and the history of philosophy.
Table of contents :
PrefaceIntroduction Frode Kjosavik and Camilla Serck-HanssenPart I: Metametaphysics: The Very Possibility of Metaphysics 1. Kant on Method and Evidence in Metaphysics Frode Kjosavik2. Essence, Nature, and the Possibility of Metaphysics Houston Smit3. Towards a Husserlian (Meta-)Metaphysics Christian Beyer4. Frege on "Es gibt," Being in a Realm, and (Meta-)Ontology Leila HaaparantaPart II: Critical Metaphysics: The Scope and Limits of Metaphysics 5. Thinking-the-world. Science, philosophy, and religion's threefold quest for the one infinitary Ur-Being Joseph Almog and Olli Koistinen6. Kant's Metaphysics of Nature and Freedom Michael Friedman7. From Nothing to Something - Why Metaphysics Cannot Be Reduced to Logic Camilla Serck-Hanssen8. Transcendentally Idealistic Metaphysics and Counterfactual Transcendental Arguments Toni Kannisto9. Phenomenology as Constitutive Realism David Woodruff Smith10. Husserl on 'Besinnung' and Formal Ontology Mirja HartimoPart III: Contemporary Metaphysics: The Role of Language and Science 11. Quine on Truth and Metaphysics Charles Parsons12. The Paradox of the Largest Number: From Aristotle to Cantor Oystein Linnebo13. Symbolic Construction from the "Purely Infinitesimal": Gauge Invariance, Lie Algebras, and Metaphysics chez Hermann Weyl Thomas Ryckman