Let us call a metaphilosophical position descriptively adequate if it portrays the discipline as it is currently practiced in such a way as to support practical applications. Let us call a metaphilosophical position normatively adequate if it outlines the best way to arrive at philosophical truth, provides philosophy with a firm epistemological grounding, or otherwise describes how philosophy ought to be organized to maximize our chances of progress. While we do not defend the InPhO's normative adequacy , we believe that the collaborative, distributed, and empirical approach used to construct it makes it more likely than standard alternatives to produce a representation of the discipline which is descriptively adequate.

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