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Dispositionalism

Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science

Editors: Meincke, Anne Sophie (Ed.)

  • Elucidates the ontological profile of dispositionalism
  • Brings together perspectives from metaphysics and the philosophy of science
  • Collects essays written by both proponents of dispositionalism and sceptics
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According to dispositional realism, or dispositionalism, the entities inhabiting our world possess irreducibly dispositional properties – often called ‘powers’ – by means of which they are sources of change. Dispositionalism has become increasingly popular among metaphysicians in the last three decades as it offers a realist account of causation and provides novel avenues for understanding modality, laws of nature, agency, free will and other key concepts in metaphysics. At the same time, it is receiving growing interest among philosophers of science. This reflects the substantial role scientific findings play in arguments for dispositionalism which, as a metaphysics of science, aims to unveil the very foundations of science.

The present collection of essays brings together both strands of interest. It elucidates the ontological profile of dispositionalism by exploring its ontological commitments, and it discusses these from the perspective of the philosophy of science. The essays are written by both proponents of dispositionalism and sceptics so as to initiate an open-minded, constructive dialogue.

About the authors

Anne Sophie Meincke is a Senior Research Fellow at the Philosophy Department of the University of Vienna, Austria, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Meincke’s research lies at the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of biology, with a special focus on elaborating a new process ontological perspective. She is currently PI of the ‘Elise Richter’ research project Bio-Agency and Natural Freedom, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (2019-2023). Previously, Meincke was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and a Research Fellow at the Universities of Exeter, United Kingdom, and Innsbruck, Austria.

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eBook $64.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 4, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28722-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 7, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28721-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dispositionalism
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science
Editors
  • Anne Sophie Meincke
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
417
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28722-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28722-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28721-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 269
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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