What makes some metaphysics crucial is that it’s a self-checking mechanism. How can you derive right and wrong from a scientific field ABOUT that scientific field? You can’t. So, you have to just up to a metaphysics. (aka: Philosophy of ….,)

What makes some metaphysics crucial is that it’s a self-checking mechanism.

How can you derive right and wrong from a scientific field ABOUT that scientific field?
You can’t.

So, you have to just up to a metaphysics. (aka: Philosophy of ….,)–

Dewey decimal is smart in this.

Every field, including Philosophy itself, has a “Philosophy of…” part.

Philosophy of Science, Science
Philosophy of Music, Music
Philosophy of Art, Art
Philosophy of Math, Math

It’s also called: Meta-[something] or [something] Theory.

Dewey Decimal System, a library classification system that still like despite its many flaws, has a brilliant solution.

The first .01 is “Philosophy Of”

530 Physics
530.1 Theories and mathematical physics

510 Mathematics
510.1 Philosophy and theory

Big ones get a whole 1:
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
501 Philosophy & theory

So, it’s logical.

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