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Potentiality : from dispositions to modality

Author: Barbara Vetter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford philosophical monographs.
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Individual objects have potentials: paper has the potential to burn; an acorn has the potential to turn into a tree. Barbara Vetter investigates the metaphysics of such potentials, and develops a dispositionalist view of metaphysical modality which takes account of contemporary developments in metaphysics, logic, and semantics.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Vetter
ISBN: 9780191782718 0191782718
OCLC Number: 905690892
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Series Title: Oxford philosophical monographs.
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Individual objects have potentials: paper has the potential to burn; an acorn has the potential to turn into a tree. Barbara Vetter investigates the metaphysics of such potentials, and develops a dispositionalist view of metaphysical modality which takes account of contemporary developments in metaphysics, logic, and semantics.

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