Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good

2014.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel C. Wheeler III, Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good, Routledge, 2014, 239pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel C. Wheeler III, Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good, Routledge, 2014, 239pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415857284. Reviewed by Zoltán Gendler Szabó, Yale University Metaphysics has always been suffused with self-doubt. The idea that we can find out important things about the fundamental nature of reality by thinking hard as we walk around the agora or sit by the fire in the study has struck many as wishful thinking. With Hume and Kant, anti-metaphysical attitudes in philosophy went mainstream; with Wittgenstein and Quine, they became dominant. What kept metaphysics alive amidst the skeptical, critical, therapeutic, and pragmatic assaults was uncertainty about what exactly is supposed to be wrong with it: serious attempts to diagnose the error tend to lead to just more metaphysics. Lately, philosophers of anti-metaphysical bent have started to acknowledge that what they do is. . .

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