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Kain aka That Evil Guy [userpic]
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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Nonsense

Pure reason is how we justify metaphysical models independently of their utility.

Re: Nonsense

Justification does not equal truth

So?

A process of justification is a procedure by which we at least approximate truth. Rational justification is the logical process by which we derive necessary consequences from some given axioms; if the axioms are true, the consequences must be true.

Re: So?

I don't see what's so axiomatic regarding any model.

Please elaborate.

Re: So?

"Actualization implies possibility" seems like a solid axiomatic foundation for a metaphysics.

Re: So?

I'm asking for model that's axiomatic. I don't see that statement as any kind of a model.