Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized
The only reason this isn't 4 stars is because it's so overtly polemical. Here are some examples of their positions. 1) Metaphysics should be constrained by science. 2) Most modern metaphysics is repackaged scholasticism. To be fair, the authors come right out and apologize beforehand, but it do ...more
I want to say two things before I get into the review. Firstly, this was one of the most technical philosophy books I've ever attempted to tackle head-on, and consequently a whole lot of it was either beyond me or right at my limits. The philosophy I can mostly follow, albeit with effort, but the nature of this particular project calls for a lot of heavy science. Some of that I can follow, but a lot of the technicalities are simply out of my scope.
As a consequence, I wound up skimming a whole lo...more