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Dispositions and Causes

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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. Dispositions and Causes contains ten essays by scholars working in both metaphysics and in philosophy of science, examining the relation between dispositional and causal concepts. Particular issues discussed include the possibility of reducing dispositions to causes, and vice versa; the possibility of a nominalist theory of causal powers; the attempt to reduce all metaphysical necessity to dispositional properties; the relationship between dispositions, causes, and laws of nature; the role of causal capacities in explaining the success of scientific inquiry; the grounding of dispositions and causes in objective chances; and the type of causal power required for free agency. The introductory chapter contains a detailed overview of recent work in the area, providing a helpful entry to the literature for non-specialists.

Author Biography

Toby Handfield is Lecturer in Philosophy and an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash University. He works both in metaphysics and in moral theory.
Release date NZ
February 5th, 2009
Contributor
Edited by Toby Handfield
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
368
Dimensions
146x223x24
ISBN-13
9780199558933
Product ID
3809315

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