The epistemic value of metaphysics

  title={The epistemic value of metaphysics},
  author={Raoni Wohnrath Arroyo and Jonas Rafael Becker Arenhart},
It is sometimes argued that, given its detachment from our current most successful science, analytic metaphysics has no epistemic value because it contributes nothing to our knowledge of reality. Relatedly, it is also argued that metaphysics properly constrained by science can avoid that problem. In this paper we argue, however, that given the current understanding of the relation between science and metaphysics, metaphysics allegedly constrained by science suffers the same fate as its… 

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