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  1. Simon Bostock (2010). Reviews Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties by Alexander Bird Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2007. Pp. XIV+231. £35. Philosophy 85 (1):152-157.
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  2. Simon Bostock (2008). In Defence of Pan-Dispositionalism. Metaphysica 9 (2):139-157.
    Pan-Dispositionalism – the view that all properties (and relations) are irreducibly dispositional – currently appears to have no takers amongst major analytic metaphysicians. There are those, such as Mumford, who are open to the idea but remain uncommitted. And there are those, such as Ellis and Molnar, who accept that some properties are irreducibly dispositional but argue that not all are. In this paper, I defend Pan-Dispositionalism against this ‘Moderate’ Dispositionalism.
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  3. Simon Bostock (2008). John W. Carroll (Ed.):Readings on Laws of Nature,:Readings on Laws of Nature. Philosophy of Science 75 (3):409-412.
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  4. Simon Bostock (2007). The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science - by E.J. Lowe. Philosophical Books 48 (3):274-277.
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  5. Simon Bostock (2006). Stephen Mumford Laws in Nature London, Routledge, 2004 Hardback £60.00 ISBN 0-415-31128-. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (2):449-452.
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  6. Simon Bostock (2005). Review of D. M. Armstrong, Truth and Truthmakers. [REVIEW] Philosophical Books 46 (4):369-370.
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  7. Simon Bostock (2004). From an Ontological Point of View by John Heil Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003. Pp. XV+267. £30. Philosophy 79 (3):491-494.
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  8. Simon Bostock (2004). Metaphysics. Philosophical Books 45 (3):245-248.
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  9. Simon Bostock (2003). Are All Possible Laws Actual Laws? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):517 – 533.
    Suppose it is a law that all Fs are G. Does the law hold in all possible worlds? According to Necessitarianism, it holds in at least all those worlds containing F-ness. I argue that the Necessitarian must also take the law to hold in all those possible worlds which do not contain F-ness. Accepting the principle that a law can only hold in a world if it has some ontological grounding in that world, I argue that Necessitarianism is committed to (...)
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  10. Simon Bostock (2001). The Necessity of Natural Laws. Dissertation, University of Sheffield
    I argue that the best explanation of law-like regularity is that properties are universals and that universals are irreducibly dispositional entities.
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