Applied metaphysics

4th December 2020

L. Daston: the world of science isn’t a reservoir of given classifications. Those are often dynamic.

Objects become reference of sciences because of scientists’ ideas.

In an applied Metaphysics, rality is a matter of degrees.

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Preternatural philosophy

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By approaching things in this way we don’t actually take into account a particular aspect of constructivism. Objects which belong to the so called Social kinds +++

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Socially constructed natural objects involve

  • the role of human intervention
  • influence of social factors
  • no relevant distinction can be +++

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