Dispositionalism: a study on properties

Raimondi, Andrea (2019) Dispositionalism: a study on properties. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

In this thesis I offer a study of a metaphysical theory that has acquired popularity in recent years: dispositionalism. Dispositionalism is a non-reductive theory of physical modality, according to which the pattern of instantiation within the four-dimensional manifold is determined and explained by the modal nature of properties. I defend a version of dispositionalism based on the ontology of platonic universals, and I argue that dispositionalists must be platonic dispositionalists if they are to be dispositionalists at all.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Mumford, Stephen
Jago, Mark
Keywords: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Science; Causation; Properties; Metametaphysics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative philosophy
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Item ID: 56170
Depositing User: Raimondi, Andrea
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 14:49
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 13:31
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/56170

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