Skip to main content

Local Naturalism

Buy Article:

$20.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

I argue that a "local naturalism" can escape the common criticisms of naturalism. Adopting Buchler's pluralism as a metalanguage, it rejects the notion that the validity of a metaphysical analysis of a thing hangs on the valid characterization of the most inclusive order in which it participates (e.g. the Whole or Simples). Given this, naturalism is at least locally true. Nature is then pluralistically conceived, as in British Emergentism, as a family of orders – the physical, material, biological, mental, and cultural – with concepts of reduction and emergence revised by Wimsatt.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2009

rodopi/cpm/2009/00000006/00000002/art00001
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more