Inductive Metaphysics and Goodman’s Starmaking Constructivism

Constructivist Foundations 17 (3):270-273 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “A Defence of Starmaking Constructivism: The Problem of Stuff” by Bin Liu. Abstract: Bin Liu defends a theory he calls “starmaking constructivism,” according to which all features of the world are constructed by us. I will first show that the general way Liu defends and argues for constructivism is strongly reminiscent of the tradition of inductive metaphysics, a tradition that emerged in the mid- and late 19th century and the early 20th century in Germany. I will then highlight an argument from this tradition against phenomenalism and for realism. Then I will argue that this argument is at least in part an objection that also applies to starmaking constructivism, thereby shifting the burden of arguing back to the constructivist’s side.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,202

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A Defence of Starmaking Constructivism: The Problem of Stuff.Bin Liu - 2022 - Constructivist Foundations 17 (3):252-263.
Nelson Goodman’s Starmaking Philosophy Revisited.Curtis L. Carter - 2022 - Constructivist Foundations 17 (3):267-268.
Goodman, Solipsism, and Immaterialism.Jan Westerhoff - 2022 - Constructivist Foundations 17 (3):264-265.
On Two Challenges to Goodman’s Constructivism.Robert Schwartz - 2022 - Constructivist Foundations 17 (3):266-267.
Understanding Linguistic Experiences.Sebastian Kletzl - 2022 - Constructivist Foundations 17 (3):269-270.
Constructivism in Metaphysics.Dana Goswick - 2020 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
On starmaking.Nelson Goodman - 1980 - Synthese 45 (2):211 - 215.
Some responses to Goodman's comments in Starmaking.Israël Scheffler - 1997 - Philosophia Scientiae 2 (2):207-211.
A Mess of the Grounding Role of Metaphysics.A. Schetz - 2015 - Constructivist Foundations 11 (1):162-163.
Arguments that Miss the Mark.A. Quale - 2007 - Constructivist Foundations 3 (1):15-15.

Analytics

Added to PP
2023-09-29

Downloads
6 (#1,383,956)

6 months
4 (#678,769)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references