Dispositions and Causes

Clarendon Press (2009)
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 related to counterfactual conditionals and other modal phenomena such as objective chance, but little work has been done to directly relate them. This collection contains ten essays by scholars working in both metaphysics and in philosophy of science, examining the relation between dispositional and causal concepts.
Keywords Dispositions  Causation  Metaphysics  Philosophy of science
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Call number BD374.D58 2009
ISBN(s) 9780199558933   0199558930
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