Metaphysics as fairness

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Baron, Sam. (2016) Metaphysics as fairness. Synthese. 193(7), pp. 2237 - 2259. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-015-0842-x
AuthorsBaron, Sam
Abstract

What are the rules of the metaphysical game? And how are the rules, whatever they are, to be justified? Above all, the rules should be fair. They should be rules that we metaphysicians would all accept, and thus should be justifiable to all rational persons engaged in metaphysical inquiry. Borrowing from Rawls’s conception of justice as fairness, I develop a model for determining and justifying the rules of metaphysics as a going concern.

Keywordsmetaphysics; methodology; ontology; original position
Year2016
JournalSynthese
Journal citation193 (7), pp. 2237 - 2259
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN0039-7857
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-015-0842-x
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84938812557
Page range2237 - 2259
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
Place of publicationNetherlands
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