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Open peer commentary on the article “Conflating Abstraction with Empirical Observation: The False Mind-Matter Dichotomy” by Bernardo Kastrup. Upshot: Based on epistemological considerations, the author of the target article proposes an idealist solution to the mind-body problem. But is such a transition from epistemology to ontology justified? This commentary briefly asks about the historical motives underlying the dichotomy of mind/matter and argues that science requires metaphysical commitments. This gets illustrated with respect to some of the material mentioned at the end of the target article.
Prentner R. (2018) Epistemology, metaphysics and the preconditions of science. Constructivist Foundations 13(3): 354–355. http://constructivist.info/13/3/354
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