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2019 | 26 | 1 | 5 - 24
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MANY INADEQUATE JUSTIFICATIONS OF METHODOLOGICAL NATURALISM

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Contrary to proponents’ claims, methodological naturalism is not metaphysically neutral. Consequently, its acceptance as a practice requires justification. Unfortunately for its advocates, attempts to justify it are failures. It cannot be defended as a definition, or a self-imposed limitation, of science, nor, more modestly, as an inductively justified commitment to natural causes. As a practice, it functions not to further scientific investigation, but rather to impose an explanatory straitjacket.
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  • Department of Philosophy, University of New Brunswick, 19 Macaulay Lane, Carleton Hall 211, Fredericton NB, E3B 5A3, Canada, rlarmer@unb.ca
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