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New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

Science in Metaphysics

Exploring the Metaphysics of Properties and Laws

Authors: Livanios, Vassilis

  • Leads the field of metaphysics with comprehensive coverage of the metaphysics of science Elaborates on established research and new discoveries in the broader discipline of the metaphysics of science
  • Speaks to a multitude of readers, inluding metaphyscians of sciences, analytic metaphysicians and philosophers
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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 comprehensive study of the many views and opinions regarding a most debatable topic in contemporary metaphysics. Science in Metaphysics will be of interest to metaphysicians of science, analytic metaphysicians and philosophers of science and physics alike.

About the authors

Vassilis Livanios is a lecturer at the University of Cyprus, with interests including metaphysics and the philosophy of physical science. His work has appeared in several academic journals including Philosophical Studies, Metaphysica, Acta Analytica and Journal for General Philosophy of Science.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Against Dispositional Monism

    Livanios, Vassilis

    Pages 1-30

  • Against Identity Theory and Neutral Monism

    Livanios, Vassilis

    Pages 31-54

  • In Defence of Categorical Monism

    Livanios, Vassilis

    Pages 55-67

  • Categorical Monism and Quidditism

    Livanios, Vassilis

    Pages 69-103

  • Further Objections to Categorical Monism

    Livanios, Vassilis

    Pages 105-128

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41291-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41290-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science in Metaphysics
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Metaphysics of Properties and Laws
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41291-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41291-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41290-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 251
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