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Nature's Metaphysics argues that a satisfactory philosophy of science requires a metaphysics that is based on the understanding that natural properties are essentially dispositional. Alexander Bird develops a dispositional essentialist account of the laws of nature, defending the claim that laws are metaphysically necessary. Professional philosophers and advanced students working in metaphysics and the philosophy of science will find this book both provocative and stimulating.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199227013
ISBN-10: 0199227012
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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