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The metaphysics of relations

Author: Anna Marmodoro; David Yates, (Senior research fellow)
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Mind Association occasional series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume presents thirteen original essays which explore both traditional and contemporary aspects of the metaphysics of relations. It is uncontroversial that there are true relational predications-'Abelard loves Eloise', 'Simmias is taller than Socrates', 'smoking causes cancer', and so forth. More controversial is whether any true relational predications have irreducibly relational truthmakers. Do any of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Marmodoro; David Yates, (Senior research fellow)
ISBN: 9780198735878 0198735871
OCLC Number: 941070355
Description: xvi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Metaphysics of Relations ; 2. Relations as Plural Predications in Plato ; 3. Aristotelian vs. Contemporary Perspectives on Relations ; 4. Why Do Medieval Philosophers Reject Polyadic Accidents? ; 5. Positionalism Revisited ; 6. There Are (Probably) No Relations ; 7. External Relations, Causal Coincidence, and Contingency ; 8. Causal Relations ; 9. Is Powerful Causation an Internal Relation? ; 10. What a Structuralist Theory of Properties Could Not Be ; 11. The Foundations of Structuralism and the Metaphysics of Relations ; 12. Relations All the Way Down? Against Ontic Structural Realism ; 13. The Reality of Relations: the Case From Quantum Physics ; 14. Rovelli's Relational Quantum Mechanics, Anti-Monism and Quantum Becoming ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Mind Association occasional series.
Responsibility: edited by Anna Marmodoro and David Yates.

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