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Nature and Necessity: An Essay in Physical Ontology presents genuinely new solutions to some salient problems in metaphysics. Fisk provides a new argument, based on the notion of conditional probability, for the claim that induction presupposes necessary connections. After devising an ontology of physical individuals to provide an objective basis for necessary connections, he uses this ontology to solve problems about relations, action, time, capacities, and events.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. 1. Empiricism and Ontology
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  1. 2. The Ground of Necessity
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  1. 3. Nature and Sameness
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  1. 4. Induction and the World
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  1. 5. The Structure of Physical Individuals
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  1. 6. Analytic and a Priori
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  1. 7. The Myth of Relations
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  1. 8. Action and Time
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  1. 9. Temporal Asymmetry
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  1. 10. Capacities and Natures
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  1. 11. Things and Conditions
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253049384
MARC Record
OCLC
1259586630
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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