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Das metaphysische Unternehmen

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In Barry Stroud’s book Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction, the eponymous dissatisfaction is said to be due to our inability to obtain certainty about the correspondence between the world and our ways of thinking it. In Stroud’s terms, this dissatisfaction is caused by the failure of the metaphysical enterprise. Beginning with Aristotle’s metaphysics, this paper discusses Stroud’s misunderstanding which stems from his particular construal of the object of metaphysics: There is no metaphysical enterprise and thus, there can be no metaphysical dissatisfaction.


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Stroud, B. (2011), Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction. Modality and Value, Oxford.10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764969.001.0001Search in Google Scholar

Published Online: 2019-03-08
Published in Print: 2019-03-05

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