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    Dispositions: A Debate (International Library of Philosophy (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) D. M. Armstrong, By (author) C. B. Martin, By (author) U. T. Place, Edited by Tim Crane

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    DescriptionDispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. Dispositions: A Debate is an extended dialogue between three distinguished philosophers - D.M. Armstrong, C.B. Martin and U.T. Place - on the many problems associated with dispositions, which reveals their own distinctive accounts of the nature of dispositions. These are then linked to other issues such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation.

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    A Debate
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. M. Armstrong, By (author) C. B. Martin, By (author) U. T. Place, Edited by Tim Crane
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 406 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415144322
    ISBN 10: 0415144329

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    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
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    B&T General Subject: 610
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    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
    BIC subject category V2: HPJ
    B&T Approval Code: A10300000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 111
    DC22: 111.1, 111/.1
    LC classification: BD374.A75, BD374 .A75 1996
    Thema V1.0: QDTJ, QDTK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    22 July 1996
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    Review quote
    "The authors succeed in each of their capacities-critical (of the other's position) and defensive (of their own)...the book as a whole is tight and well-edited.."-" Philosophy in Review, Vol. 17, NO. 1-No. 3, 1997
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    'Why did the window break when it was hit by the stone? Because the window is brittle and the stone is hard; hardness and brittleness are powers, dispositional properties or dispositions.'. Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. This book is a record of the debate on the nature of dispositions between three distinguished philosophers - D. M. Armstrong, C. B. Martin and U. T. Place - who have been thinking about dispositions all their working lives. Their distinctive accounts cover many of the issues surrounding dispositions such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation. Dispositions illuminates this central topic in analytic philosophy and at the same time highlights deeper concerns of metaphysics.