There is no special problem with metaphysics

Philosophical Studies 173 (1):21-37 (2016)

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I argue for the claim in the title. Along the way, I also address an independently interesting question: what is metaphysics, anyway? I think that the typical characterizations of metaphysics are inadequate, that a better one is available, and that the better one helps explain why metaphysics is no more problematic than the rest of philosophy
Keywords Metametaphysics  Metaontology  Nature of metaphysics
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