Causation and Laws of Nature

Causation and Laws of Nature

by H. Sankey (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048153039
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Series: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science , #14
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 359
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction; H. Sankey. Part I: The Problem of Laws of Nature. Making Sense of Laws of Physics; A. Chalmers. Part II: Scientific Essentialism. Causal Powers and Laws of Nature; B. Ellis. Comment on Ellis; D. Armstrong. Reply to Armstrong; B. Ellis. Scientific Ellisianism; J. Bigelow. Bigelow's Worries about Essentialism; B. Ellis. The Leckey-Bigelow View; M. Leckey. Comment on The Leckey-Bigelow View; C. Lierse. Part III: Laws, Quantities and Dispositions. Finkish Dispositions; D. Lewis. Comment on Lewis; B. Taylor. Laws and Cosmology; J. Smart. Comment on Smart; D. Armstrong. Disjunctive Laws; A. Baker. Laws of Nature as Relations between Quantities; J. Forge. Real Law in Perice's 'Pragmaticism' (Or: How Scholastic Realism Met the Scientific Method); C. Legg. The Open Door: Counterfactual versus Singularist Theories of Causation; D. Armstrong. Causal Dependence and Chance Laws; J. Clendinnen. Causation is the Transfer of Information; J. Collier. Good Connections: Causation, Identity through Time and Conserved Quantities; P. Dowe. Probabilistic Causal Structure; K. Korb. Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Conceptions of Causation; P. Menzies. The Role of History in Microphysics; H. Price. Comment on Price; K. Hutchison.

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