Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

Causation and Laws of Nature

Editors: Sankey, H. (Ed.)

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Causation and Laws of Nature is a collection of articles which represents current research on the metaphysics of causation and laws of nature, mostly by authors working in or active in the Australasian region. The book provides an overview of current work on the theory of causation, including counterfactual, singularist, nomological and causal process approaches. It also covers work on the nature of laws of nature, with special emphasis on the scientific essentialist theory that laws of nature are, at base, the fundamental dispositions or capacities of natural kinds of things. Because the book represents a good cross-section of authors currently working on these themes in the Australasian region, it conveys something of the interest and excitement of an active philosophical debate between advocates of several different research programmes in the area.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Causation and Laws of Nature
Editors
  • H. Sankey
Series Title
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
14
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9229-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9229-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5914-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5303-9
Series ISSN
0929-6425
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 359
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