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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 3. Metaphysics as Science]

Full Idea

The most extreme critics of metaphysics base their critique on sweeping views about language (logical positivism), or knowledge (empiricism), ...but this notoriously threatens the science of unobservables as much as it threatens metaphysics.

Gist of Idea

Extreme doubts about metaphysics also threaten to undermine the science of unobservables

Source

Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 05.1)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.67


A Reaction

These criticisms also threaten speculative physics (even about what is possibly observable).