Thursday, June 5, 2014

metaphysics naturalized (featuring Ray Brassier)

A new volume, Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and its Implications, is now reviewed at NDPR, HERE.  Among its contributors is Ray Brassier, whose outstanding essay "Nominalism, Naturalism, Materialism" establishes "a role for a priori philosophical theorizing" constrained by empirical inquiry.  In short, a "metaphysics naturalized."

Those interested in Brassier's rejection of nominalism may want to see my review of his article "That Which is Not: Philosophy as Entwinement of Truth and Negativity."  A link to that review is HERE.