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The Resource Dispositions, Stephen Mumford

Dispositions, Stephen Mumford

Label
Dispositions
Title
Dispositions
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Mumford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stephen Mumford puts forward a new theory of dispositions, showing how central their role in metaphysics and philosophy of science is. Much of our understanding of the physical and psychological world is expressed in terms of dispositional properties - from the spin of a subatomic particle and the solubility of sugar to a person's belief that zebras have stripes. Mumford discusses what it means to say that something has a property of this kind, and how dispositions can possibly be real things in the world. They have seemed to many to reside on the fringes of actuality, waiting to manifest themselves; Mumford's clear, straightforward, realist account reveals them to be far less enigmatic, and shows that an understanding of dispositions is essential to an understanding of properties, causation, and scientific laws
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Mumford, Stephen
Index
index present
LC call number
BD374
LC item number
.M85 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Disposition (Philosophy)
Label
Dispositions, Stephen Mumford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Threats and promises -- Dispositions in mind and matter -- The conditional analysis -- The dispositional-categorical distinction
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780198236115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dispositions, Stephen Mumford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Threats and promises -- Dispositions in mind and matter -- The conditional analysis -- The dispositional-categorical distinction
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780198236115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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