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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 4. Metaphysics as Science]

Full Idea

The metaphysical principles that allow the scientist to learn from experience are scholastic, not Humean or Kantian or those of twentieth-century positivism.

Gist of Idea

Science rests on scholastic metaphysics, not on Hume, Kant or Carnap


Stephen Boulter (Why Medieval Philosophy Matters [2019], 2)

Book Reference

Boulter,Stephen: 'Why Medieval Philosophy Matters' [Bloomsbury 2019], p.55

A Reaction

Love this. Most modern philosophers of science would be deeply outraged by this, but I reckon that careful and open-minded interviews with scientists would prove it to be correct. We want to know the essential nature of electrons.