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Metaphysics and Science

Stephen Mumford and Matthew Tugby

Abstract

This volume brings together important new work within an emerging philosophical discipline: the metaphysics of science. In the opening chapter, a definition of the metaphysics of science is offered, one which explains why the topics of laws, causation, natural kinds, and emergence are at the discipline’s heart. The book is then divided into four sections, which group together papers from leading academics on each of those four topics. Among the questions discussed are: How are laws and measurement methods related? Can a satisfactory reductive account of laws be given? How can Lorentz transform ... More

Keywords: metaphysics of science, laws, causation, dispositions, natural kinds, emergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674527
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674527.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Mumford, editor
University of Nottingham

Matthew Tugby, editor
University of Birmingham

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