The Structure of the World: Metaphysics and Representation

The Structure of the World: Metaphysics and Representation

by Steven French

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ISBN-13: 9780198776666
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,156,300
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steven French taught in Brazil and the USA before moving to Leeds in 1993. He is Professor of the Philosophy of Science and the author or editor of six books and over ninety papers. His principal areas of research are the metaphysical foundations of quantum physics, the nature of theories, and structural realism. He is a former President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and Co-Editor in Chief of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

Table of Contents

1. Theory Change: From Fresnel's Equations to Group Theoretic Structure
2. Mixing in the Metaphysics 1—Underdermination
3. Mixing in the Metaphysics 2—Humility
4. Scenes from the Lost History of Structuralism
5. The Presentation of Objects and the Representation of Structure
6. OSR and 'Group Structural Realism'
7. The Elimination of Objects
8. Mathematics, 'Physical' Structure and the Nature of Causation
9. Modality, Structures, and Dispositions
10. The Might of Modal Structuralism
11. Structure, Modality, and Unitary Inequivalence
12. Shifting to Structures in Biology and Beyond
Bibliography
Index

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