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Centering and Extending: An Essay on Metaphysical Sense

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2017.11.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen G. Smith, Centering and Extending: An Essay on Metaphysical Sense, SUNY Press, 2017, 222pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438464237. Reviewed by Keith Robinson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock The 'end of metaphysics' scenarios that characterized a good deal of twentieth century philosophy have given way to a broad range of contemporary metaphysical options. From metametaphysics and formal approaches to naturalized metaphysics and various kinds of metaphysical realisms (mainstream, speculative, modal, process, etc.), idealisms and pragmatisms, metaphysics in analytic and non-analytic fields is flourishing. What is metaphysics, what value does it have, what are its objects or entities, what are its scope and limits and how should it proceed are, despite the Kantian settlement, all still live questions. In Stephen G. Smith's new book, these questions are approached, but Smith wants to 'do'. . .

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