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Some Remarks on ‘Naturalism’ as We Now Have It<sup>1</sup>

Mark Wilson

in Scientific Metaphysics

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199696499
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744983 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.003.0009
Some Remarks on ‘Naturalism’ as We Now Have It1

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Extending the themes in Wilson’s ‘Scientific Philosophy Heritage’ article, the present essay criticizes the limited portrait of ‘physical structure’ presumed within many modern forms of naturalist project, on the grounds that substantive amounts of mathematics are required before an adequate array of vital physical traits can be extracted from a specific differential equation model.

Keywords: physical structure; mathematical structure; naturalism; physical trait

Chapter.  2871 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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