Matters of Metaphysics by D.H. Mellor
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Matters of Metaphysics
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Matters of Metaphysics by D.H. Mellor

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This selection of D. H. Mellor's work demonstrates the wide ranging originality of his work. It gathers together sixteen major papers on related topics. Together they form a complete modern metaphysics. The first five papers are on aspects of the mind: on our 'selves', their supposed subjectivity and how we refer to them, on the nature of conscious belief and on computational and physicalist theories of the mind. The next five papers deal with dispositions, natural kinds, laws of nature and how they involve natural necessity, universals and objective chances, and the relation between properties and predicates. Then follow three papers about the relations between time, change and causation, the nature of individual causes and effects and of the causal relation between them, and how causation depends on chance. The last three papers discuss the relation between chance and degrees of belief, give a solution to the problem of induction, and argue for an objective interpretation of decision theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521044479
ISBN-10: 0521044472
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Mind, Meaning, and Reality by D.H. Mellor Mind, Meaning, and Reality, Hardback (September 2012)

Mind, Meaning, and Reality presents fifteen philosophical papers in which D. H. Mellor explores some of the most intriguing questions in philosophy. These include: what determines what we think, and what we use language to mean; how that depends on what there is in the world and why there is only one universe; and the nature of time.

Ways of Communicating by D.H. Mellor Ways of Communicating, Paperback (December 2005)

The world of communication from human speech and body language to satellites.

Ramsey's Legacy by D.H. Mellor Ramsey's Legacy, Hardback (July 2005)

A collection of essays, offering fresh perspectives on Frank Ramsey's work and showing how relevant it is to modern-day concerns. This volume is useful for those interested in the history of philosophy and economics, as well as for practitioners and students of logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science.

Probability by D.H. Mellor Probability, Paperback (February 2005)

Presents the basic concepts of probability. Probability plays an important part in many areas of philosophy, such as causation in metaphysics, induction in philosophy of science, and belief and justification in epistemology.

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Author Biography - D.H. Mellor

D. H. Mellor is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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