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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Volume 11

Author: Karen Bennett; Dean W Zimmerman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bennett; Dean W Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780192563279 0192563270 9780191866852 0191866857
OCLC Number: 1056176778
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Contents: Cover; OXFORD STUDIES IN METAPHYSICS: Volume 11; Copyright; PREFACE; CONTENTS; THE SANDERS PRIZE IN METAPHYSICS; PART I: RELATIONALISM AND SUBSTANTIVALISM; 1: A New Approach to the Relational-Substantival Debate; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. SPATIOTEMPORAL STRUCTURE AND THE MATCHING PRINCIPLE; 3. A DISAGREEMENT ABOUT GROUND; 3.1. Relationalism in terms of ground; 3.2. Substantivalism in terms of ground; 3.3. Further clarifications; 3.4. Something old, something new; 4. AN ARGUMENT FOR SUBSTANTIVALISM; 5. A CHALLENGE FOR RELATIONALISM; 6. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 2: Relative Locations 1. LEIBNIZ'S SHIFT ARGUMENT2. RELATIONISM; 2.1. Mathematical relationism; 2.2. The prospects for alternative versions of relationism; 3. MULTIPLE LOCATION; 3.1. Locations in ordinary language; 3.2. The combined theory of part and location; 3.3. The theory of part and location; 3.4. Combining the theory with shift invariance; 4. CONCLUSION; 5. APPENDIX A: FIELDS; 5.1. Demathematizing fields in orthodox Newtonian physics; 5.2. Fields and the theory of multiple location; 6. APPENDIX B: THE FIRST-ORDER THEORY OF PART AND LOCATION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; PART II: TIME AND CHANGE 3: A Passage Theory of Time1. A SEARCH FOR PASSAGE; 2. FRAGMENTATION ACROSS TIME; 3. REGIMENTING PASSAGE; 4. CONCLUDING REMARKS; REFERENCES; 4: Fragmenting the Wave Function; 1. STRATEGIES FOR B-THEORETIC ENDURANTISTS: RELATIVIZING, OUTSOURCING, AND DEFUSING; 1.1. Relativizing accounts; 1.2. Outsourcing accounts; 1.3. Defusing accounts; 1.4. Fragmentalism; 2. SPOOKY ISOLATION AND SPOOKY COINCIDENCE; 2.1. Spooky isolation; 2.2. Spooky coincidence; 3. SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE; 4. CONCLUSION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; PART III: RECOMBINATION, RELATIONS, AND SUPERVENIENCE; 5: Possible Patterns 1. TWO COMBINATORIAL IDEAS2. PATTERNS OF PROPERTIES; 3. PATTERNS OF RELATIONS; 4. PLURALITIES OF WORLDS; 5. UNRESTRICTED PATTERNS; APPENDIX A: SET STRUCTURES; APPENDIX B: PLURAL STRUCTURES; REFERENCES; 6: Plural Slot Theory; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. SLOT THEORY AND ITS PROBLEMS; 3. STATING SLOT THEORY MORE PRECISELY; 4. AN INITIAL FORMULATION OF POCKET THEORY; 5. A PROBLEM AND A REVISED FORMULATION; 6. CONCLUDING REMARKS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 7: Local Qualities; 1. HUMEAN SUPERVENIENCE; 2. ANTI-HUMEAN INSPIRATION: LOCALITY WITHOUT INSULATION; 3. NON-PIECEMEAL HUMEANISM 4. CONSEQUENCES: NON-LOCAL BASINGACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; PART IV: VAGUENESS; 8: Vague Naturalness as Ersatz Metaphysical Vagueness; 1. THE PLAUSIBILITY OF (V1)-(V3); 1.1. (V1); 1.2. (V2); 1.3. (V3); 2. THE TENSION BETWEEN (V1)-(V3); 2.1. Preliminaries; 2.2. The precise naturalness strategy; 2.3. The reference magnetic strategy; 3. VAGUE NATURALNESS AS ERSATZ METAPHYSICAL VAGUENESS; 4. FUNDAMENTAL INDETERMINACY; 5. THE REFERENCE MAGNETIC STRATEGY, REDUX; 6. NO RADICAL INDETERMINACY; 7. NATURALNESS IS NATURAL; 8. CONCLUSION; 9. APPENDIX: SOPHISTICATED REFERENCE MAGNETISM; REFERENCES
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