Volume 16 · Number 2 · Pages 167–171
Author’s Response: Metaphysics With no Metaphysical Commitment

Michel Bitbol

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Abstract: I make explicit the status of the “quasi-metaphysics” associated with neurophenomenology in the target paper. Here, metaphysics serves as a therapy and as a guide, not as a picture of anything. It aims at liberating us from the urge for secure foundations, rather than providing one more foundational representation.


Bitbol M. (2021) Author’s response: Metaphysics with no metaphysical commitment. Constructivist Foundations 16(2): 167–171. https://constructivist.info/16/2/167

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