Scientific Essentialism

Scientific Essentialism

by Brian Ellis, Brian David Ellis
     
 

Examines the laws of nature.See more details below

Overview

Examines the laws of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521800945
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. Concepts: 1. Concepts of scientific essentialism; Part II. Ontology: 2. Natural kinds; 3. Powers and dispositions; Part III. Scientific Explanation: 4. Realism and essentialism in science; 5. Essentialism in the social sciences; Part IV. Laws of Nature: 6. Theories of laws of nature; 7. Natural necessity; Part V. The New Essentialism: 8. The essentialist program; Bibliography; Index.

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