The book discusses contemporary metaphysics of science and deals
with the central question which ontology fits best with our
knowledge of the world. Two competing positions in todays
metaphysics of science are analysed: Humeanism and
dispositionalism. There are physical and metaphysical arguments to
show that orthodox Humeanism is in trouble. The unorthodox
metaphysical turn consists in taking the fundamental properties to
be relations rather than intrinsic properties. The book spells out
in detail what an unorthodox version of Humeanism amounts to and
shows that in turning unorthodox Humeanism off ers a competitive
metaphysical framework for science without commitment to
Georg Sparber has received his Ph.D. at the University of
Lausanne (Switerland). He is interested in the metaphysics of
science and nature.
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