Synthese 194 (7):2557-2580 (2017)

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The present paper discusses different approaches to metaphysics and defends a specific, non-deflationary approach that nevertheless qualifies as scientifically-grounded and, consequently, as acceptable from the naturalistic viewpoint. By critically assessing some recent work on science and metaphysics, we argue that such a sophisticated form of naturalism, which preserves the autonomy of metaphysics as an a priori enterprise yet pays due attention to the indications coming from our best science, is not only workable but recommended.
Keywords naturalism  naturalistic metaphysics  deflationism  structural realism  methodology  naturalized  naturalistic closure  structure of reality  modality  essence
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