Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (1):173-178 (2013)

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Michael McLeod
University of Otago
Josh Parsons
University of Otago
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We argue that Maclaurin and Dyke's recent critique of non-naturalistic metaphysics suffers from difficulties analogous to those that caused trouble for earlier positivist critiques of metaphysics. Maclaurin and Dyke say that a theory is naturalistic iff it has observable consequences. Depending on the details of this criterion, either no theory counts as naturalistic or every theory does.
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