Review of Michael Devitt's Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology [Book Review]

Mind 124 (493):327-331 (2015)

Jussi Suikkanen
University of Birmingham
This is a review of Michael Devitt's collection of previously published articles entitled Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology. The review also suggests a new way of formulation the realism/anti-realism contrast on the basis of Devitt's work. This contrast is understood in terms explanatory priority: should we in a given domain begin our theorizing from metaphysics (realism) or semantics (anti-realism)?
Keywords realism  anti-realism  metaphysics  epistemology  Michael Devitt
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzu165
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