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Upcoming session

January 16th - Johnathan Schaffer (2017) - Laws for Metaphysical Explanation

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Abstract:

"What must reality be like, for there to be metaphysical explanation? I argue that, just like causal explanation requires laws of nature, so metaphysical explanation requires laws of metaphysics:

  • 1. There are metaphysical explanations.
  • 2. If there are metaphysical explanations, then there are laws of metaphysics.
  • 3. There are laws of metaphysics."