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Dispositions and causal powers

Author: Max Kistler; Bruno Gnassounou
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays that examines the case for realism with respect to dispositions and causal powers in both metaphysics and science. This book debates on such issues as whether  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Kistler; Bruno Gnassounou
ISBN: 0754654257 9780754654254
OCLC Number: 70060993
Description: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Bruno Gnassounou and Max Kistler --
Part I: The metaphysics of dispositions and causal powers --
Dispositions and counterfactuals : from Carnap to Goodman's children and grandchildren / François Schmitz --
Filled in space / Stephen Mumford --
Dispositions and essences / Claudine Tiercelin --
The causal efficacy of macroscopic dispositional properties / Max Kistler --
Opium's virtue dormitive / Cyrille Michon --
Conditional possibility / Bruno Gnassounou --
On ascribing dispositions / Ludger Jansen --
Part II: Dispositions and causal powers in science --
An extended semantic field of dispositions and the grounding role of causal powers / Rom Harré --
What makes a capacity a disposition? / Nancy Cartwright --
Causation, laws and dispositions / Andreas Hüttemann --
Can capacities rescue us from Ceteris Paribus laws? / Markus Schrenk --
Dispositions, relational properties and the quantum world / Mauro Dorato --
Are specific heats dispositions? / Anouk Barberousse.
Responsibility: edited by Max Kistler, Bruno Gnassounou.
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