The Invisible Lecturer - A Dream in Cartwrightian Metaphysics?


The text is a contribution to a discussion with Nancy Cartwright which followed the second of the "Münster Lectures in Philosophy", which she gave in 1998.

Its main aim is to point towards possible metaphysical assumptions in Cartwright's philosophy of science (especially in connection with her recently developed concept of a nomological machine") touching upon such topics as constructivism, 19th century German romanticism, sociology and individual essences.

The text was published together with a reply by Nancy Cartwright.


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