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Single Idea 18506

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 2. Possibility of Metaphysics]

Full Idea

There is an unfortunate tendency to conflate epistemological issues bearing on explanation with issues in metaphysics.

Gist of Idea

Questions of explanation should not be confused with metaphyics


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 01.2)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.3

A Reaction

This is where Heil and I part ways. I just don't believe in the utterly pure metaphysics which he thinks we can do. Our drive to explain moulds our vision of reality, say I.