Social science as a guide to social metaphysics?
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If we are sympathetic to the project of naturalising metaphysics, how should we approach the metaphysics of the social world? What role can the social sciences play in metaphysical investigation? In the light of these questions, this paper examines three possible approaches to social metaphysics: inference to the best explanation from current social science, conceptual analysis, and Haslanger-inspired ameliorative projects.
Hawley , K J 2018 , ' Social science as a guide to social metaphysics? ' , Journal for General Philosophy of Science , vol. 49 , no. 2 , pp. 187-198 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-017-9389-5
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DescriptionWork on this paper was supported by a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust.
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