Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Moral Reality$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Bloomfield

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195137132

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195137132.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 05 December 2016

(p.179) Appendices

(p.179) Appendices

Entropy, Healthiness, and Goodness

Source:
Moral Reality
Author(s):

Paul Bloomfield

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195137132.005.0001

An argument for the nonreducibility of thermodynamics to statistical mechanics is given and a nonreducible ontology for entropy, health, and goodness is suggested. The argument is based on the modal fact that the putative reduction makes it impossible to distinguish between what is impossible and what does not exist, as well as making the mortality of the human body contingent.

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .