Non-supernaturalism: Linguistic Convention, Metaphysical Claim, or Empirical Matter of Fact?

@article{Jaksland2020NonsupernaturalismLC,
  title={Non-supernaturalism: Linguistic Convention, Metaphysical Claim, or Empirical Matter of Fact?},
  author={Rasmus Jaksland},
  journal={Philosophia},
  year={2020},
  volume={49},
  pages={299-314}
}
This paper examines our pre-theoretic conception of non-supernaturalism; the thesis that all that exists is natural. It is argued that we intuitively take this thesis to be a substantive, non-dogmatic, empirically justified, not merely contingent truth. However, devicing an interpretation of non-supernaturalism that captures all aspects of this intuition is difficult. Indeed, it is found that this intuition conflates the strong inferential scope of a metaphysical claim with the modest… Expand

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