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On What There is

  • Louis O. Kattsoff

Abstract

It must be granted that if the object-domain of metaphysics is the particular objects amenable to sense experience and known as “physical objects,” then the object-domain of metaphysics is not unique and it is better to turn the whole matter over to the empirical sciences. Were this so those who have urged that this be done because all metaphysicsl statements are either empirical and as a consequence belong to scientific languages or emotive and therefore are noncognitive, would be correct. But in one sense of the word ‘empirical’ it is not correct to say “all empirical statements belong to natural science.”

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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1956

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis O. Kattsoff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaUSA

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