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Science in metaphysics : exploring the metaphysics of properties and laws

Author: Vassilis Livanios
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: New directions in the philosophy of science.
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"This book explores the dispositional and categorical debates on the metaphysics of properties. It defends the view that all fundamental properties and relations are contingently categorical, while also examining alternative accounts of the nature of properties. Drawing upon both established research and the author’s own investigation into the broader discipline of the metaphysics of science, this book provides a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vassilis Livanios
ISBN: 3319412906 9783319412900
OCLC Number: 950688284
Description: xvi, 251 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 5Against Dispositional Monism.............................................................................................. 111.1 Preliminaries: Two Distinct Issues ....................................................................................111.2 The Truthmaking Criterion for the Dispositional/Categorical Distinction ...................121.3 Arguing Against Dispositional Monism From the Actual Existence of FundamentalCategorical Features ........................................................................................................................171.3.1 Spatiotemporal Relations as fundamental categorical features .............................181.3.1.1 Introduction............................................................................................................181.3.1.2 Spatiotemporal Relations and Subjunctive Conditionals in pre-GR theories ..211.3.1.3 Bird's Argument for the Dispositional Essence of Spatiotemporal Relations ..221.3.1.4 An Appraisal of the Argument .............................................................................241.3.1.5 A Nomic interpretation of Bird's counterfactual?..............................................31Against Identity Theory and Neutral Monism.................................................................... 352.1 Identity Theory....................................................................................................................352.1.1 Problems for Identity Theory....................................................................................352.1.1.1 The objection from the independent variability of dispositionality with respectto categoricality and vice versa. ..............................................................................................352.1.1.2 The one categoricality-multiple dispositionalities problem................................372.1.1.3 How can we understand (and justify) the `surprising' triple identity?.............382.1.2 A Unique Categoricality? ..........................................................................................432.2 Neutral Monism ..................................................................................................................452.2.1 Neutral Monism and the Modified Ungrounded Argument...................................452.2.2 Agnosticism.................................................................................................................51In Defence of Categorical Monism....................................................................................... 533.1 In defence of the categoricality of fundamental properties: the argument fromrenormalisation ................................................................................................................................533.2 Objections ............................................................................................................................58Categorical Monism and Quidditism................................................................................... 634.1 Introduction.........................................................................................................................634.2 Versions of RNDV...............................................................................................................6524.3 Defending RNDV ................................................................................................................724.3.1 The Permutation Difficulty........................................................................................724.3.2 Step 1: Rejecting the Transworld Existence of Fundamental Natural Properties744.3.3 Step 2: Adopting the Counterpart Framework .......................................................774.3.4 Two Versions of Property-Counterpart Theory Consistent with RNDV..............824.3.4.1 PCT1 (First Version of an RNDV-Friendly Property-Counterpart Theory) ...824.3.4.2 PCT2 (Second Version of an RNDV-Friendly Property-Counterpart Theory). 844.4 RNDV as the unique way of the de re modal representation of fundamental properties ............................................................................................................88Further Objections to Categorical Monism........................................................................ 905.1 The Argument from the truthmakers of unmanifested dispositions. .............................905.2 The Argument from science: scientific practice. ..............................................................975.3 The Argument from science: the scientific characterisation of fundamental properties. ...........................................................................................................1015.4 In no categorical terms? ...................................................................................................103The Contingent Character of Categoricality and Dispositionality ................................. 1096.1 The Metaphysical Contingency of Categorical Monism................................................1096.2 Challenging Orthodoxy ....................................................................................................1146.3 Objections ..........................................................................................................................1166.4 The modified criterion of dispositionality/categoricality...............................................121Do Nomic Relations Exist? ................................................................................................. 1277.1 On the ontological status of nomic relations...................................................................1287.2 Against DEAL: the case of symmetries and conservation laws ....................................1357.3 Against DEAL: the `constant' threat ..............................................................................1397.3.1 Introduction. .............................................................................................................1397.3.2 Objections to the rescue?.........................................................................................1417.3.2.1 Objection to Premise (1)......................................................................................1417.3.2.2 Objection to Premise (2)......................................................................................1457.3.2.3 Objection to Premise (3)......................................................................................152Metaphysical Features of Nomic Relations and Laws ..................................................... 1628.1 The Modal Status of Laws of Nature...............................................................................162 38.1.1 Categorical Monistic Approaches ...........................................................................1628.1.2 Dispositional Monistic Approaches.........................................................................1658.1.3 An Argument for the Metaphysical Contingency of Laws ...................................1678.2 Hybrid Nomic Relations ...................................................................................................1718.3 The role of hybrid nomic relations in a M-world...........................................................177Concluding remarks............................................................................................................ 182References ............................................................................................................................ 185Index ..................................................................................................................................... 193
Series Title: New directions in the philosophy of science.
Responsibility: Vassilis Livanios.

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