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Title Dispositions and causes / edited by Toby Handfield.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2009.

Series Mind Association occasional series
Mind Association occasional series.
Subject Disposition (Philosophy)
Causation.
Metaphysics.
Science -- Philosophy.
Alt Name Handfield, Toby.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 343 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-337) and index.
Contents The metaphysics of dispositions and causes / Toby Handfield -- Dispositions, causes, and reduction / Jennifer McKitrick -- Causal structuralism, dispositional actualism, and counterfactual conditionals -- Antony eagle -- Leaving things to take their chances : cause and disposition grounded in chance / Stephen Barker -- Causal laws, policy predictions, and the need for genuine powers / Nancy Cartwright -- How is scientific analysis possible? / Richard Corry -- Agent-causal power / Timothy O'Connor -- Structural properties revisited / Alexander Bird -- Causal nominalism / Ann Whittle -- Why do the laws explain why? / Marc Lange.
Summary Dispositions and Causes contains ten new essays by scholars working in both metaphysics and in philosophy of science, examining the relation between causal relations and dispositional properties. The introductory chapter contains a detailed overview of recent work in the area, providing a helpful entry to the literature for non-specialists. - ;In recent decades, the analysis of causal relations has become a topic of central importance in analytic philosophy. More recently, dispositional properties have also become objects of intense study. Both of these phenomena appear to be intimately relate.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0191565415 (electronic bk.)
9780191565410 (electronic bk.)
9780199558933 (electronic bk.)
0199558930 (electronic bk.)
0199558930 (Cloth)
OCLC # 316829999
Additional Format Print version: Handfield, Toby. Dispositions and causes. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199558933 0199558930 (DLC) 2008036161 (OCoLC)234430754


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