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Combining Science and Metaphysics

Contemporary Physics, Conceptual Revision and Common Sense


Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science book series (NDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Matteo Morganti
    Pages 1-28
  3. Matteo Morganti
    Pages 29-61
  4. Matteo Morganti
    Pages 62-113
  5. Matteo Morganti
    Pages 114-155
  6. Matteo Morganti
    Pages 156-190
  7. Matteo Morganti
    Pages 191-191
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 192-211

About this book


Offering a new perspective on the debate concerning naturalism in philosophy, this book defends the autonomy of metaphysics while also making science centre stage. Three independent case studies provide a clear introduction to, and discussion of, key philosophical issues.


autonomy Case Studies concept metaphysics naturalism philosophy physics science space space and time stage time

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Roma TREItaly

About the authors

Matteo Morganti is a lecturer and research fellow at the University of Rome 'Roma TRE', Italy. He has obtained an MSc and a PhD at the London School of Economics, and then worked at the IHPST of Paris and the University of Konstanz. He has published in several international journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Combining Science and Metaphysics
  • Book Subtitle Contemporary Physics, Conceptual Revision and Common Sense
  • Authors M. Morganti
  • Series Title New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-00268-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-43391-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-00269-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 211
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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