Naturalism reloaded: how do we construct our world

In the second half of the 20th century naturalism became one of the main points of view embraced by philosophers in multiple fields, from metaphysics to philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of science. In philosophy of science naturalism was often associated with the endeavour to explain scientifically our capacities of doing science and, at the same time, the epistemic normativity involved in sciences. Joseph Rouse’s book makes a step furhter by trying to eliminate the last remaining bastions of a transcendental, metaphysical or theological point of view regarding conceptual normativity.