In Ricki Bliss & James Miller (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics. Abingdon, New York: Routledge. pp. 353-363 (2020)

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Tuomas E. Tahko
Bristol University
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This article discusses the role of a priori and a posteriori knowledge and methods in metaphysics and metametaphysics. Issues discussed include the viability of the distinction, the continuity of a priori and a posteriori methods, connections to modal epistemology, and the role of the distinction for science and naturalistic metaphysics.
Keywords a priori  a posteriori  modal epistemology  bootstrapping  naturalistic metaphysics  metametaphysics  methodology  armchair metaphysics  modal empiricism
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