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Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties (Paperback)

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Nature's Metaphysics argues that a satisfactory 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 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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: scientific & technological developmentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: metaphysics & ontologyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesImpact of science & technology on societyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 17/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9780199573110  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alexander Bird is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol.

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