Descriptive metaphysics, revisionary metaphysics, anti-metaphysics

Ethos 5 (2):36-43 (2012)
Abstract
This paper observes that P. F. Strawson’s distinction between descriptive and revisionary metaphysics is a baffling one from the perspective of traditional metaphysics. If one thinks of metaphysics as the study of the fundamental nature of reality, it is bewildering to divide up metaphysics in this way. The paper then tries to show how the distinction is no longer bewildering if we deny that such study is possible.
Keywords descriptive metaphysics  revisionary metaphysics
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