Kain aka That Evil Guy (nanikore) wrote in philosophy,
Kain aka That Evil Guy

Agnostic instrumentalism toward metaphysical models

No proof can be offered to any particular metaphysical model via any means. It’s a matter of practical efficacy, not metaphysical truth. Neither paucity nor abundance of imagination points to such truth, i.e. “I can / can’t imagine it being any other way, therefore it is true / false.”

Metaphysical models are not for obtaining the actual state of affairs of the metaphysical world. They are tools. The only thing that could be done is ascertaining how useful a metaphysical model is via gauging its practical utility by thinking and acting as if the model is true.
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