Dispositions

Dispositions

by Stephen Mumford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199259828

ISBN-13: 9780199259823

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"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 sub-atomic particle to the solubility of sugar. Mumford discusses what it means to say that something

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"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 sub-atomic particle to the solubility of sugar. 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199259823
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Threats and Promises

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