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Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199696499

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.001.0001

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Some Remarks on ‘Naturalism’ as We Now Have It 1

Some Remarks on ‘Naturalism’ as We Now Have It 1

(p.198) 9 Some Remarks on ‘Naturalism’ as We Now Have It1
Scientific Metaphysics

Mark Wilson

Oxford University Press

Extending the themes in Wilson’s ‘Scientific Philosophy Heritage’ article, the present essay criticizes the limited portrait of ‘physical structure’ presumed within many modern forms of naturalist project, on the grounds that substantive amounts of mathematics are required before an adequate array of vital physical traits can be extracted from a specific differential equation model.

Keywords:   physical structure, mathematical structure, naturalism, physical trait

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