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Il naturalismo oggi

Abbozzo di una mappa e alcune riflessioni

Luigi Perissinotto    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



This paper tries to draw a map of the various versions of naturalism to which the current philosophical debate aims – from the most radical, or ‘hard’ ones, to the mildest, or liberal ones – and of the different projects of naturalization that are associated to them. In particular, in the first paragraphs, the present article will consider Timothy Williamson’s and Penelope Maddy’s attempts to inherit the demands of naturalism without declaring to be a naturalist (Williamson), or without making naturalism an empty slogan or a kind of masked first philosophy (Maddy). In the second part, the connections between epistemological naturalism and ontological or metaphysical naturalism will be analysed. The questions will be: (1) is it possible to be naturalist with regard to epistemology without being naturalist with regard to ontology?; (2) is it possible to be ontologically naturalist without being epistemologically naturalist?

keywords: Naturalism. Ontological naturalism. Epistemological naturalism. Metaphilosophy. Second philosophy.

Language: it

Submitted: Feb. 5, 2019
Accepted: Feb. 25, 2019
Published: July 27, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-325-0/001

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