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The Metaphysical Project

Barry Stroud

in Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199764969
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764969.003.0001
The Metaphysical Project

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This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to investigate a kind of metaphysical reflection to see how its conclusions are to be reached and what support can be found for them. It focuses on the beliefs and attitudes we actually have about causation, necessity, and values that the metaphysical conclusions appear to rely on. The main question is whether or how any active an engaged human person who operates with beliefs of those kinds can carry out a reflective philosophical project like this and arrive at metaphysical conclusions he or she can believe and find illuminating.

Keywords: metaphysics; metaphysical reflection; causation; necessity; values

Chapter.  8297 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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