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The Resource Nature's metaphysics : laws and properties, by Alexander Bird

Nature's metaphysics : laws and properties, by Alexander Bird

Label
Nature's metaphysics : laws and properties
Title
Nature's metaphysics
Title remainder
laws and properties
Statement of responsibility
by Alexander Bird
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nature's Metaphysics argues that a satisfactorily philosophy of science requires a metaphysics that is based on the understanding that natural properties are essentially dispositional. Alexander Bird develops a dispositional essentialist account of the laws of nature, defending the claim that the laws are metaphysically necessary. Professional philosophers and advanced students working in metaphysics and the philosophy of science will find this book both provocative and stimulating."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bird, Alexander
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD111
LC item number
.B46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metaphysics
  • Disposition (Philosophy)
  • Law
Label
Nature's metaphysics : laws and properties, by Alexander Bird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-225) 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
  • 1.
  • Introduction - laws and properties.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Dispositions.
  • p. 9
  • 3.
  • Dispositional essentialism and the laws of nature.
  • p. 43
  • 4.
  • Categoricalism.
  • p. 66
  • 5.
  • Dispositional essentialism, modality, and intentionality.
  • p. 99
  • 6.
  • regress objection.
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Structural properties.
  • p. 147
  • 8.
  • illusion of nomic contingency.
  • p. 169
  • 9.
  • Are there any laws, and if so what are they?.
  • p. 189
  • 10.
  • Concluding remarks.
  • p. 204
Control code
ocm84150758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 231 p.
Isbn
9780199227013
Lccn
2007281584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Nature's metaphysics : laws and properties, by Alexander Bird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-225) 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
  • 1.
  • Introduction - laws and properties.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Dispositions.
  • p. 9
  • 3.
  • Dispositional essentialism and the laws of nature.
  • p. 43
  • 4.
  • Categoricalism.
  • p. 66
  • 5.
  • Dispositional essentialism, modality, and intentionality.
  • p. 99
  • 6.
  • regress objection.
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Structural properties.
  • p. 147
  • 8.
  • illusion of nomic contingency.
  • p. 169
  • 9.
  • Are there any laws, and if so what are they?.
  • p. 189
  • 10.
  • Concluding remarks.
  • p. 204
Control code
ocm84150758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 231 p.
Isbn
9780199227013
Lccn
2007281584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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