Science and metaphysics : an explication of the role of metaphysical principles in scientific inquiry
This thesis is largely a study of Collingwood's theory of metaphysics: not a scholarly study concerned with the careful exposition and explication of Collingwood's theory, but a critical study aimed at determining how much of Collingwood's theory is sound, or nearly sound, as an account of the relation of metaphysics to science. The main theses of Collingwood's theory -which I expound in chapter two - are these:- First, metaphysical principles are not eliminable from science, as the...[Show more]
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