[FOM] Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics

Studtmann, Paul pastudtmann at davidson.edu
Fri Nov 12 10:00:02 EST 2010

I would like to announce the publication of a book that deals with some of
the fundamental issues that have been discussed on this e-mail list.
Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics (Lexington Press, 2010)
Here are two endorsements.
³In OEmpiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics¹ Studtmann presents a clear,
novel, intriguing and extended argument against metaphysics.  If sound it
constitutes a devastating critique of the disciplineS Unlike, say, logical
positivism, Studtmann's position is itself put forward as an empirical
hypothesis, one to be either confirmed or disconfirmed by science itself,
but one for which the current evidence is strongly in favor.  In the course
of his argument he introduces a multitude of startlingly original
thesesSLike Hume, Wittgenstein and Carnap before him, Studtmann aims to
leave empirical science, logic and mathematics intact, while cutting a broad
swathe through both traditional and contemporary metaphysics.² Graham Oddie,
University of Colorado
"An intellectually intense, intricate, deeply informed, and beautifully
stimulating philosophical epic, Paul Studtmann¹s book is a fast-paced,
philosophically powerful page-turner. ³ Philip Catton, University of
Canterbury, New Zealand
Paul Studtmann

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