Metaphysics in Science (Ratio Special Issues)

Metaphysics in Science (Ratio Special Issues)

By: Alice Drewery (editor)Paperback

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This book presents work at the forefront of scholarly debate about the relevance of substantial metaphysical theories to science. * Responds in particular to recent publications by Brian Ellis on scientific essentialism, especially on the topics of laws, natural kinds and realism. * Contains a new paper by Brian Ellis, commentary and criticism from philosophers on Ellis's work, and a reply by Ellis to his critics.

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Alice Drewery is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading, and the author of articles on philosophy of science, philosophy of language and metaphysics. She is a member of the committee of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and an associate editor of the journal Ratio.


1. Physical Realism: Brian Ellis. 2. Scientific Realism and Metaphysics: Stathis Psillos. 3. Kinds and Essences: John Heil. 4. Kinds, Essences and Powers: Stephen Mumford. 5. Laws and Essences: Alexander Bird. 6. Universals, the Essential Problem and Categorical Properties: Brian Ellis

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781405145145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 124
  • ID: 9781405145145
  • weight: 156
  • ISBN10: 1405145145

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