Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Metaphysics: is a theory that has the claim to ask questions and provide answers beyond our available knowledge. It is objected that even for asking questions, a knowledge of the meanings of the words used is required. This knowledge is not given when experiences or at least theories using these terms are not available. See also essentialism, metaphysical possibility.
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Metaphysics / Science / Barrow: metaphysical conditions under which we as effectively as possible can proceed from the simple experience of the world to knowledge: 1. There is an outer world 2. The world is ultimately rational (not A and non-A non-simultaneously) - 3. The world can be locally explored , without losing its essential structure - 4. The elementary variables have no free will - 5. The separation of events and their perception is a harmless simplification - 6. In nature, there are regularities, and these are predictable in some ways - 7. There are space and time - 8. The world can be described mathematically - 9. These assumptions apply equally anywhere, anytime - I 58 holism / Barrow: if it were true, 3. would not apply.

John D. Barrow
Warum die Welt mathematisch ist Frankfurt/M. 1996

John D. Barrow
Die Natur der Natur: Die philosophischen Ansätze der modernen Kosmologie Heidelberg 1993

John D. Barrow
Die Entdeckung des Unmöglichen. Forschung an den Grenzen des Wissens Heidelberg 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25