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The metaphysics within physics

Author: Tim Maudlin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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What does physics tell us about metaphysics? Tim Maudlin's philosophical examination of the fundamental structure of the world as presented by physics challenges the most widely accepted philosophical accounts of laws of nature, universals, the direction of time and causation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Maudlin
ISBN: 9780199218219 0199218218
OCLC Number: 77012151
Description: 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A modest proposal concerning laws, counterfactuals, and explanations --
Why be Humean? --
Suggestions from physics for deep metaphysics --
On the passing of time --
Causation, counterfactuals, and the third factor --
The whole ball of wax --
Epilogue : a remark on the method of metaphysics.
Responsibility: Tim Maudlin.
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