by Wayne Myrvold

Rotman Institute Post-doctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Science Kerry McKenzie has published a review of Colin McGinn’s book, Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics in  Mind.  To my mind, the review is of interest not only for what it says about the book in question, but for the larger questions it raises about the (sometimes fruitful, sometimes fraught) relations between metaphysics and philosophy of physics, relations that form the focus of McKenzie’s own work.  She sees the book as an object lesson in what can go wrong in metaphysics.  The questions raised at the end of the review, about the publishing process in philosophy, are also ones we should be thinking about!