Impotence, collateral damage and analytic metaphysics

The UR Philosophy department hosted Peter VanInwagen this Friday and his paper was a response to Bas VanFrassen’s criticism of analytic metaphysics. I hadn’t heard the criticism before, but it was critical of analytic philosophers’ methods. According to VanFrassen, the methods are both impotent and wreak collateral damage. Such philosophers introduce technical terms that aren’tContinue reading “Impotence, collateral damage and analytic metaphysics”