e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

‘Here be revisionary metaphysics!’ A critique of a concern about process philosophy

Giladi, Paul (2021) ‘Here be revisionary metaphysics!’ A critique of a concern about process philosophy. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0012-2173

[img]
Preview

Download (420kB) | Preview

Abstract

In this paper, I argue that John Dupré and Daniel Nicholson's ‘process manifesto’ is ironically more sympathetic to descriptive metaphysics than to revisionary metaphysics. Focusing on their argument that any process philosophy automatically slides into Whiteheadian obscurantism if it does not just rest content with revealing the problematic features of ordinary language, I argue that their position occludes a logical space, one in which revisionary metaphysics is articulated without any Whiteheadian obscurantism and involves no dereliction of critical/revisionary orientation. I argue that key features of the respective critical social ontologies of Judith Butler and Talia Mae Bettcher occupy such a logical space.

Impact and Reach

Statistics

Downloads
Activity Overview
66Downloads
51Hits

Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

Altmetric

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item