Agency and the Metaphysics of Nature

Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (2):194-198 (2018)

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Andrew Sims
Catholic University of Louvain
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Gallagher poses a phenomenologically-inspired challenge to a classical metaphysics of nature which is associated with contemporary natural sciences. This metaphysics can be reconstructed in terms of two distinct commitments: reductionism and individualism. This comment on Gallagher’s [2019] article attempts to show how a revision of the classical metaphysics can be made intelligible in light of those two commitments. It requires a strong interpretation of the ecological framework for understanding cognition. Such a revision would give agency a central place in the revised metaphysics of nature.
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