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The Metaphysics of Quantities

By: Wolff, J. E. (University of Edinburgh)

0198837089 / 9780198837084
Hardback
28/05/2020
Stock expected by 11/06/2020
United Kingdom
163 x 240 mm, 514 grams 240 pages
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What are physical quantities, and in particular, what makes them quantitative?This book articulates and defends an original answer to this important, insufficiently understood question through the novel position of substantival structuralism.

This position argues that quantitativeness is an irreducible feature of attributes, and quantitative attributes are best understood as substantival structured spaces.

The book first explores what it means for an attribute to be quantitative, and what metaphysical implications a commitment to quantitative attributes has.

Itthen sets the stage to address the metaphysical and ontological consequences of the existence of quantitative attributes.

BIC:

HPJ Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology, PDA Philosophy of science

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