Name: Bird Natures Metaphysics
Size: 2.86 MB
Author: Alexander Bird
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition
Total pages: 246
Nature’s Metaphysics argues that a satisfactory philosophy of science requires a metaphysics that is based on the understanding that natural properties are essentially dispositional. Alexander Bird develops a dispositional essentialist account of the laws of nature, defending the claim that laws are metaphysically necessary. Professional philosophers and advanced students working in metaphysics and the philosophy of science will find this book both provocative and stimulating.