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  • Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction
    Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    In this easy-to-understand introduction, Stephen Mumford explores one of the four main branches of philosophy: metaphysics. Using practical examples to explore the main issues, he presents the ideas in a clear and simple way, helping to clarify and unravel the basic questions of this complex and abstract concept.

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  • Causation: A Very Short Introduction
    Causation: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford, Rani Lill Anjum

    Without cause and effect, there would be no science or technology, no moral responsibility, and no system of law. Causation is therefore the most fundamental connection in the universe and a core topic of philosophical thought. This Very Short Introduction introduces all of the main theories of causation and its key debates.

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  • Laws in Nature
    Laws in Nature (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    Outlining a different theory of natural laws, this book addresses questions debated by metaphysicians such as whether the laws of nature are necessary or contingent and whether a property can be identified independently of its causal role. It begins with the question of whether there are any genuinely law-like phenomena in nature.

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  • Glimpse of Light
    Glimpse of Light (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    I firmly believed there was a world outside of our own minds . . . But all around me were challenges. . . . How could we be so sure there were such things existing apart from us?...

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  • Powers
    Powers (English, Paperback) George Molnar

    George Molnar came to see that the solution to a number of the problems of contemporary philosophy lay in the development of an alternative to Hume's metaphysics. In this work, which was almost completed when its author died, he developed a thorough account of causal powers and succeeded in producing something both highly focused and at the same time wide-ranging.

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  • Dispositions
    Dispositions (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    Much of our understanding of the physical and psychological world is expressed in terms of dispositional properties - from the spin of a subatomic particle to a person's belief that zebras have stripes. Mumford discusses what it means to say that something has a property of this kind.

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  • Getting Causes from Powers
    Getting Causes from Powers (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford, Rani Lill Anjum

    Causation is everywhere in the world: it features in every science and technology. But how much do we understand it? Mumford and Anjum develop a new theory of causation based on an ontology of real powers or dispositions. They provide the first detailed outline of a thoroughly dispositional approach, and explore its surprising features.

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  • Glimpse of Light
    Glimpse of Light (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford

    I firmly believed there was a world outside of our own minds . . . But all around me were challenges. . . . How could we be so sure there were such things existing apart from us?...

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  • David Armstrong
    David Armstrong (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford

    David (D.M.) Armstrong is one of Australia's greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical program that covers the topics of universals, laws, modality, and facts - a naturalistic metaphysics, consistent with a scientific view of the natural world. Stephen Mumford offers an introduction to the full range of Armstrong's thought. Beginning...

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  • Watching Sport
    Watching Sport (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    Do we watch sport for pure dumb entertainment? While some people might do so, Stephen Mumford argues that it can be watched in other ways. Sport can be both a subject of high aesthetic values and a valid source for our moral education. The philosophy of sport has tended to focus on participation, but this book instead examines the philosophical issues around watching sport. Far from being a...

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  • Metaphysics and Science
    Metaphysics and Science (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford

    This collection brings together the latest new work within an emerging philosophical discipline: the metaphysics of science. A new definition of this line of philosophical enquiry is developed, and leading academics offer original essays on four key topics at the heart of the subject-laws, causation, natural kinds, and emergence.

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  • David Armstrong
    David Armstrong (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford

    David Armstrong is one of Australia's greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical programme, embracing the topics of universals, laws, modality and facts. This book offers an introduction to the full range of Armstrong's thought. It begins with a discussion of Armstong's naturalism.

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  • Getting Causes from Powers
    Getting Causes from Powers (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford, Rani Lill Anjum

    Causation is everywhere in the world: it features in every science and technology. But how much do we understand it? Mumford and Anjum develop a new theory of causation based on an ontology of real powers or dispositions. They provide the first detailed outline of a thoroughly dispositional approach, and explore its surprising features.

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  • Powers
    Powers (English, Hardback) George Molnar

    George Molnar saw that the solution to a number of the problems of contemporary philosophy lay in the development of an alternative to Hume's metaphysics, with real causal powers at its centre. Stephen Mumford provides a context-setting introduction to Molnar's book in which Molnar sets out his theory of powers.

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  • Watching Sport
    Watching Sport (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford

    "Do we watch sport for pure dumb entertainment? While some people might do so, Stephen Mumford argues that it can be watched in other ways. Sport can be both a subject of high aesthetic values and a valid source for our moral education. The philosophy ofsport has tended to focus on participation, but this book instead examines the philosophical issues around watching sport. Far from being a...

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  • Laws in Nature
    Laws in Nature (English, Hardback) Stephen Mumford

    Mumford outlines a major new theory of natural laws. His book begins with the question of whether there are any genuinely law-like phenomena in nature. The discussion addresses questions currently being debated by metaphysicians such as whether the laws of nature are necessary or contingent and whether a property can be identified independently of its causal role.

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  • David Armstrong
    David Armstrong (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    David Armstrong is one of Australia's greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical programme, embracing the topics of universals, laws, modality and facts. This book offers an introduction to the full range of Armstrong's thought. It begins with a discussion of Armstong's naturalism.

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  • David Armstrong
    David Armstrong (English, Paperback) Stephen Mumford

    David (D.M.) Armstrong is one of Australia's greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical program that covers the topics of universals, laws, modality, and facts - a naturalistic metaphysics, consistent with a scientific view of the natural world. Stephen Mumford offers an introduction to the full range of Armstrong's thought. Beginning...

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