A short introductionGiuseppina D’Oro is a reader in Philosophy at Keele University and author of “In Defence of a Humanistically Oriented Historiography: the Nature/Culture Distinction at the Time of the Anthropocene” in Jouni Matti-Kuukkanen (ed.), Philosophy of History: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives. Bloomsbury.
Positivism and the failed attempt to bury metaphysics (The Return of Metaphysics)
Failure to acknowledge the role that presuppositions play in the pursuit of scientific knowledge grants natural science the privileged status of the science of pure being once enjoyed by rationalist metaphysics; it does not get rid of dogmatism, but merely replaces one kind of uncritical dogmatic realism with another, argues Dr. D’Oro
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