Metaphilosophy is the study of the subject, matter, methods and aims of philosophy. It is the philosophy of philosophy. Metaphilosophy Philosophy Society.
Metaphilosophy (sometimes called philosophy of philosophy ) is "the investigation of the nature of philosophy ". (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Metaphilosophy is "the investigation of the nature of philosophy". Its subject matter includes the aims of philosophy, the boundaries of philosophy, and its methods. Thus, while philosophy characteristically inquires into the nature of being, the reality of objects, the possibility of knowledge, the nature of truth, and so on, metaphilosophy is the self-reflective inquiry into the nature, aims, and methods of the activity that makes these kinds of inquiries, by asking what is philosophy itself, what sorts of questions it should ask, how it might pose and answer them, and what it can achieve in doing so. It is considered by some to be a subject prior and preparatory to philosophy, while others see it as inherently a part of philosophy, or automatically a part of philosophy while others adopt some combination of these views. The interest in metaphilosophy led to the establishment of the journal Metaphilosophy in January 1970.
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- Metatheory - A metatheory or meta-theory is a theory whose is some theory. All fields of research share some meta-theory, regardless whether this is explicit or correct.
- Meta-knowledge - Metaknowledge or meta-knowledge is knowledge about a preselected knowledge.
- Meta-epistemology - Meta-epistemology is a metaphilosophical study of the subject, matter, methods and aims of epistemology and of approaches to understanding and structuring our knowledge of knowledge itself.
- Meta-ontology - Meta-ontology is a term of recent origin first used by Peter van Inwagen in analyzing Willard Van Orman Quine's critique of Rudolf Carnap's metaphysics, where Quine introduced a formal technique for determining the ontological commitments in a comparison of ontologies.
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- Non-philosophy - Non-philosophy is a concept developed by French philosopher Fran ois Laruelle.