Peter Jones writes:
> > > And there's no way to prove we aren't computer-simulated...
> > Right! So if you claimed we were living in a computer simulation because you
> > liked the sound of it, that would be a metaphysical position.
> It would still be a metaphsyical claim if I had a very good arguemnt.
> It is metaphysical either way because of its content, not because of
> the way it is argued.
> > If Democritus came
> > up with the idea that everything was made of atoms because he liked the
> > sound
> > of it that would have been a metaphysical position, even if happened to be
> > true,
> > because it would only have been true *by luck*, not because there was some
> > good reason to believe it was true. If Democritus had come up with a good
> > reason
> > for his atomic theory, that would then have been science, not metaphysics.
> Empiricism is still metaphysical.
We have different working definitions of "metaphysical".
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