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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 5. Metaphysics beyond Science]

Full Idea

Metaphysics is capable of critical scrutiny of the way the empirical sciences make sense of their own theories, and can provide them with very useful feedback.

Gist of Idea

Metaphysics can criticise interpretations of science theories, and give good feedback


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 1.9)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.16

A Reaction

I agree with this, but I don't think it is the main job of metaphysics, which has its own agenda, using science as some of its raw material.