|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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|Diaz-Bone I 50
Metaphysics/James: James is pro metaphysics in the sense of a kind of meta-science, their objects are the results of different disciplines. > Hodgson: Reflection as a search for the means of philosophizing, without relying on assumptions and concepts, "reflection".
Metaphysics/James: while James fights strongly against the "absolutist metaphysics of a Hegel, he accepts an "antidualist metaphysics": the difference between subject/object is dissolved in pure experience.
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996