The Resource Causation and laws of nature in early modern philosophy, Walter Ott

Causation and laws of nature in early modern philosophy, Walter Ott

Label
Causation and laws of nature in early modern philosophy
Title
Causation and laws of nature in early modern philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Walter Ott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ott, Walter R
Dewey number
  • 122.09/032
  • 110
Index
index present
LC call number
BD541
LC item number
.O83 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Causation
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Necessity (Philosophy)
  • Natural law
Label
Causation and laws of nature in early modern philosophy, Walter Ott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Themes -- The origin and status of laws of nature -- The ontology of powers -- Necessity -- Models of causation -- Plan of the book -- The Aristotelian background -- Necessity -- The ontology of relations -- Manifest and occult qualities -- The Cartesian predicament -- What mechanism isn't -- The rejection of Aristotelianism -- The nude wax : Cartesian ontology -- The laws of nature -- Force -- Occasionalism -- The concurrentist reading -- The argument from laws of nature -- Thoroughgoing occasionalism -- The problem of mental causation -- The dialectic of occasionalism -- Malebranche and the cognitive model of causation -- The argument from nonsense -- The argument from elimination -- The divine concursus argument -- 'Little souls' revisited -- The 'no necessary connection' argument -- The epistemic argument -- Laws and divine volitions -- The content of divine volitions -- The problem of efficacious laws -- Causation and explanation -- A scholastic mechanism -- Régis against the occasionalists -- Power and necessity -- A dead cadaverous thing -- Relations and powers -- Boyle's paradox -- Boyle and the concurrentists -- Locke on relations -- Locke on powers : the geometrical model -- Locke's mechanisms -- Hume -- The two Humes -- Intentionality -- Meaning -- Against the positivist reading -- Signification -- Judgment and belief -- Semiotic empiricism -- Relative ideas -- The argument from nonsense -- Necessity -- Finding Hume's target -- Against the cognitive and geometrical models -- The neighboring fields -- The practicality requirement -- Relations -- The status of relations -- Two kinds of relations -- The nature of necessity -- The definition of causation -- The problem -- Subjectivism or projectivism? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780199570430
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009016665
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2065544-01umb_inst
  • 2025717
  • (OCoLC)319955184
Label
Causation and laws of nature in early modern philosophy, Walter Ott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Themes -- The origin and status of laws of nature -- The ontology of powers -- Necessity -- Models of causation -- Plan of the book -- The Aristotelian background -- Necessity -- The ontology of relations -- Manifest and occult qualities -- The Cartesian predicament -- What mechanism isn't -- The rejection of Aristotelianism -- The nude wax : Cartesian ontology -- The laws of nature -- Force -- Occasionalism -- The concurrentist reading -- The argument from laws of nature -- Thoroughgoing occasionalism -- The problem of mental causation -- The dialectic of occasionalism -- Malebranche and the cognitive model of causation -- The argument from nonsense -- The argument from elimination -- The divine concursus argument -- 'Little souls' revisited -- The 'no necessary connection' argument -- The epistemic argument -- Laws and divine volitions -- The content of divine volitions -- The problem of efficacious laws -- Causation and explanation -- A scholastic mechanism -- Régis against the occasionalists -- Power and necessity -- A dead cadaverous thing -- Relations and powers -- Boyle's paradox -- Boyle and the concurrentists -- Locke on relations -- Locke on powers : the geometrical model -- Locke's mechanisms -- Hume -- The two Humes -- Intentionality -- Meaning -- Against the positivist reading -- Signification -- Judgment and belief -- Semiotic empiricism -- Relative ideas -- The argument from nonsense -- Necessity -- Finding Hume's target -- Against the cognitive and geometrical models -- The neighboring fields -- The practicality requirement -- Relations -- The status of relations -- Two kinds of relations -- The nature of necessity -- The definition of causation -- The problem -- Subjectivism or projectivism? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780199570430
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009016665
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2065544-01umb_inst
  • 2025717
  • (OCoLC)319955184

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