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Journal
2017 | 3 | 2 | 6.1-6.6
Article title

Metaphysics and the Limit of the Natural Sciences Explanatory Power

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Abstracts
EN
The article concern is the problem of natural sciences – metaphysics relations. The criterion of metaphysical knowledge as the knowledge about fundamental objects is formulated. It is argued that natural sciences and mathematics do not meet this criterion. They cannot be metaphysics being engaged in the study of exclusively non-fundamental entities. The inference is made that only the speculative metaphysics (if such metaphysics is possible) has the means to solve metaphysical problems relying entirely on its own foundation.
Journal
Year
Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages
6.1-6.6
Physical description
Dates
published
2017-02-28
Contributors
  • Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-74df2fe5-f6bc-4b52-ae0e-9a500a132ff6
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