Physics and Metaphysics: Interaction or Autonomy?

  • Mauro Dorato Department of Philosophy – University of Rome 3
Keywords: coherent metaphysics, Physics


In this paper I will argue in favor of the view that if physics is to become a coherent metaphysics of nature, it needs an interpretation, namely (i) a clear formulation of its ontological/metaphysical claims and (ii) and a precise understanding of how such claims are related to the world of our experience, which is the most important reservoir of traditional, merely aprioristic metaphysical speculations. Such speculations − especially if conducted in full autonomy from physics, or imposed upon it “from the outside” − risk to turn analytic metaphysics into a “rigorous” but fully sterile intellectual game.

How to Cite
Dorato, M. (2018). Physics and Metaphysics: Interaction or Autonomy?. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 4(13), 1-11. Retrieved from