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Title Oxford studies in metaphysics. Volume 10 / edited by Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman.
Imprint Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Series Oxford Studies in Metaphysics ; v. 10
Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
Subject Metaphysics.
Alt Name Bennett, Karen, 1971-
Zimmerman, Dean W.
Series Oxford Studies in Metaphysics ; v. 10
Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
Subject Metaphysics.
Alt Name Bennett, Karen, 1971-
Zimmerman, Dean W.
Description 1 online resource (330 pages)
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Contents Cover; Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 10; Copyright; Preface; Contents; The Sanders Prize in Metaphysics; Dispositions; 1: Teleological Dispositions; 1. Introduction; 2. Conditional Analyses; 2.1 The simple conditional analysis; 2.2 Appealing to the exclusion of external interference; 2.3 Appealing to normal conditions; 2.4 Appealing to proportionality; 2.5 A different direction; 3. A Teleological Account of Dispositions; 3.1 Preliminary remarks; 3.2 The first step; 3.3 The proposal; 4. A Detour; 4.1 Seriously?; 4.2 The progressive aspect and events in progress.
4.3 Against the competition4.4 Taking stock; 5. Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; APPENDIX; References; 2: Indirect Directness; 3: Dispositions without Teleology; 1. Directedness and Dispositions; 2. Directedness, Dispositions, and Conditionals; 3. Directedness and Progressives; References; Analyticity Revisited; 4: Devious Stipulations; 1. Introduction; 2. Verdantly*; 3. Grassgreen; 4. Priman Beings; 5. Conclusion; References; 5: Stipulations and Requirements: Reply to Horden; References; What Reality is Like; 6: Colors as Primitive Dispositions; 1. Motivations and Puzzles.
1.1 The motivation for dispositionalism1.2 The motivation for primitivism; 1.3 The tension; 2. Appearance Properties as Dispositions to Appear F; 2.1 Appearance properties; 2.2 Appearance properties are dispositions to appear F; 3. What Colors are: Applying the Model; 3.1 Applying the model; 3.2 Metaphysical implications: between dispositionalism and primitivism; 4. Do Colors Look Non-Dispositional?; 4.1 Monadic (i.e. non-relational) properties; 4.2 Constant properties; 4.3 Categorical properties; 5. Do Colors Look Like Dispositions?; 5.1 Seeing colors as appearance properties.
5.2 Revelation?References; 7: Are There Ineffable Aspects of Reality?; 1. Introduction; 2. What is the question?; 3. In Support of the Ineffable; 3.1 Built-in cognitive limitations; 3.2 The argument from analogy; 3.3 Cardinality arguments; 3.4 Explaining effability; 3.5 The sources of ineffability; 4. The Sub-Algebra Hypothesis and its Consequences; 4.1 The hiddenness of the ineffable; 4.2 The sub-algebra hypothesis; 4.3 Ineffability and modesty; 5. Internalism, Effability, and Idealism; 5.1 Talk about propositions: that-clauses; 5.2 Talk about propositions: quantifiers.
5.3 Internalism vs. externalism5.4 Internalism and the effability thesis; 5.5 The proper formulation of internalism; 5.6 Explaining apparent ineffability; 5.7 The internalist picture of the propositional; 5.8 Idealism vindicated; 6. Conclusion; References; 8: The Metaphysics of Quantities and Their Dimensions; 1. Introduction; 2. Quantities, Scales, and Dimension Formulas; 3. The Positivist Theory of Dimensions, and its Opponents; 4. Building some quantities from others?; 5. Defending a Definitional Connection; 6. Definitional Connection Without Right Units; 7. Conclusion.
ISBN 9780198791973 (electronic bk.)
0198791976 (electronic bk.)
9780191834196 (electronic book)
OCLC # 973191327
Additional Format Print version: Bennett, Karen. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2017 9780192509802

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