Single Idea 15053

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

Full Idea

If there is no way of settling metaphysical questions, then who cares whether or not they make sense?

Gist of Idea

If metaphysics can't be settled, it hardly matters whether it makes sense


Kit Fine (The Question of Realism [2001], 4 n20)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophers' Imprint' [-], p.13

A Reaction

This footnote is aimed at logical positivists, who seemed to worry about whether metaphysics made sense, and also dismissed its prospects even if it did make sense.