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Aim-oriented empiricism and the metaphysics of science

2000 to 2017

Nicholas Maxwell

pp. 109-170

In this chapter I discuss in detail 31 works on the metaphysics of science by 28 authors published between the years 2000 and 2017. Just one of these authors refers to my earlier work on the metaphysics of science in four footnotes but otherwise ignores most of what I have to say. The other 27 authors ignore my earlier work entirely. I show how this neglect has a detrimental impact on this body of work in the metaphysics of science, to a greater or lesser extent. I conclude by indicating the very fruitful implications the view of science I advocate, aim-oriented empiricism, has for research on the metaphysics of science.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04143-4_4

Full citation:

Maxwell, N. (2018). Aim-oriented empiricism and the metaphysics of science: 2000 to 2017, in The metaphysics of science and aim-oriented empiricism, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 109-170.

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