There is no special problem with metaphysics

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I argue for the claim in the title. Along the way, I also address an independently interesting question: what is metaphysics, anyway? I think that the typical characterizations of metaphysics are inadequate, that a better one is available, and that the better one helps explain why metaphysics is no more problematic than the rest of philosophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


  • Metametaphysics
  • Metaontology
  • Nature of metaphysics


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