MaxCon extended simples and the dispositionalist ontology of laws
作者: Travis Dumsday
作者单位: 1Concordia University of Edmonton
刊名: Synthese, 2017, Vol.194 (5), pp.1627-1641
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-1009-5
关键词: DispositionsLawsSimplesMetaphysicsOntology
原始语种摘要: Extended simples are physical objects that, while spatially extended, possess no actual proper parts. The theory that physical reality bottoms out at extended simples is one of the principal competing views concerning the fundamental composition of matter, the others being atomism and the theory of gunk. Among advocates of extended simples, Markosian’s ‘MaxCon’ version of the theory (Aust J Philos 76:213–226, 1998 , Monist 87:405–428, 2004 ) has justly achieved particular prominence. On the assumption of causal realism (i.e., on the assumption that a Humean account of causation is false), I argue here that the reality of MaxCon simples would entail the reality of irreducible, intrinsic dispositional properties. The existence of dispositional properties in turn has important implications...
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  • competing 竞争
  • extended 扩展
  • causal 因果
  • concerning 涉及
  • reality 真实
  • ontology 本体论
  • theory 理论
  • particular 细致的
  • physical 物理的
  • assumption 假定