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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.

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  1. BACH’S WORLD
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. To my wife
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. Chapter I
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  1. Chapter II
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  1. Chapter III
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  1. Chapter IV
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  1. Chapter V
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  1. CHAPTER VI
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  1. Chapter VII
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  1. CHAPTER VIII
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  1. Chapter IX
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  1. Chapter X
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  1. Chapter XI
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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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