Social science as a guide to social metaphysics?

Katherine Jane Hawley

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Abstract

If we are sympathetic to the project of naturalising metaphysics, how should we approach the metaphysics of the social world? What role can the social sciences play in metaphysical investigation? In the light of these questions, this paper examines three possible approaches to social metaphysics: inference to the best explanation from current social science, conceptual analysis, and Haslanger-inspired ameliorative projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-198
Number of pages12
JournalJournal for General Philosophy of Science
Volume49
Issue number2
Early online date5 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Social science
  • Social ontology
  • Social metaphysics
  • Scientific realism
  • Conceptual analysis
  • Ameliorative

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