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Interventionism and the Missing Metaphysics: A Dialog

Woodward, James (2014) Interventionism and the Missing Metaphysics: A Dialog. [Preprint]

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Abstract

A number of philosophers with a metaphysical orientation have criticized Making Things Happen for its failure to provide an account of the metaphysical foundations or grounds or truth-makers for causal and explanatory claims. This dialog attempts to respond to these objections and to raise some general concerns about some of the rhetoric and argumentative strategies employed in contemporary analytic metaphysics. It also explores some issues having to do with the relationship between methodology, understood as a core concern of philosophy of science, and analytic metaphysics.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Woodward, Jamesjfw@pitt.edu
Keywords: Cause, Law, Best Systems Analysis of Law, Metaphysics, Grounding, Truth-Making
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Jim Woodward
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2014 20:13
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 15:25
Item ID: 11086
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: 26 October 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11086

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