No time for powers

Donati, Donatella (2018) No time for powers. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on two related though different topics: first, the metaphysics of dispositions; second, the relation between dispositionalism and time. For this reason, the thesis is divided in two main parts: the first part concerns the first topic, and the second part concerns the second. The aim of the project is to argue that dispositionalism faces two different problems: first, there is no viable metaphysics for dispositional properties; second, there is no viable theory of time that can fit in a dispositional framework.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Tallant, Jonathan
Mackie, Penelope
Mumford, Stephen
Keywords: Dispositions, Causation, Time
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative philosophy
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Item ID: 51347
Depositing User: Donati, Donatella
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 04:40
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2018 04:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51347

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