Sufficient Reason and Reason Enough

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Foundations of Science, ISSN: 1233-1821, Vol: 21, Issue: 3, Page: 455-460

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14294
DOI:
10.1007/s10699-015-9418-y
Author(s):
Romero, Gustavo E.
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature; Springer
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Multidisciplinary; Arts and Humanities
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I offer an analysis of the Principle of Sufficient Reason and its relevancy for the scientific endeavour. I submit that the world is not, and cannot be, rational—only some brained beings are. The Principle of Sufficient Reason is not a necessary truth nor a physical law. It is just a guiding metanomological hypothesis justified a posteriori by its success in helping us to unveil the mechanisms that operate in Nature.