The Importance and Role of Metaphysics for Science

Perisan Journal of Philosophical Investigations 15 (37):20-41 (2022)
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In this paper, we first examine the reasons for opposing metaphysics. While assessing these reasons, we intend to reach a plausible stance regarding the relationship between science and metaphysics and its role and importance in scientific activity. There are different views on this old question. We argue that the interaction of metaphysics and science is a complex interaction that can only be defended in the light of a critical approach. In this critical attitude, one should not only pay attention to the role and importance of metaphysics in science but also should have an epistemic humility about his expectations of it.

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Alireza Mansouri
Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies


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