Louis deRosset


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My main research areas are metaphysics and the philosophy of language.  I am especially interested in issues concerning the metaphysics of modality and the utility and limits of explanation and reduction in metaphysics.  My work is largely sympathetic to the dictates of common sense aided and corrected by the sciences.  I take metaphysical disputes to pose questions worthy of serious inquiry, eschewing, by and large, attempts to show that there is less to these disputes than meets the eye.  I also find myself disinclined to radical metaphysical programs that take metaphysical questions seriously, but propose answers to them opposed by common sense aided and corrected by the sciences.

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