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A Distinction between Scientisms

In the opening chapter, “0,” of his Scholastic Metaphysics. A Contemporary Introduction,* Edward Feser tells us (pp. 9-10) that Of course, not every contemporary analytic philosopher welcomes the revival of old-fashioned metaphysics. There are those who decry it in the … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Critique of a Feser Critique of “Scientism”

1. In his Scholastic Metaphysics. A Contemporary Introduction* (p. 10 ff.), Edward Feser identifies four “general problems” he sees facing “scientism,” the thesis that (pp. 9-10) “…science alone plausibly gives us objective knowledge.” The first problem is that (p. 10): … Continue reading

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