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Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics

@inproceedings{Callender2011PhilosophyOS,
  title={Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics},
  author={C. Callender},
  year={2011}
}
Philosophy of science has a complicated – almost schizophrenic – relationship with metaphysics. Studying topics such as the nature of causation, laws of nature, and spacetime, it clearly engages in activities that deserve to be classified as metaphysics. Yet the academic discipline itself was born in opposition to the field. Carnap, Reichenbach, Feigl, Neurath, and Popper, for example, were united in a shared distrust of metaphysics. Their suspicion ran so deep as to motivate a search for a… Expand
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