Companion to Intrinsic Properties

Companion to Intrinsic Properties

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What makes a property intrinsic? What does the intrinsic/extrinsic distinction rest upon? These questions and the various problems associated with them bear great importance on debates in such diverse fields as ethics, philosophy of mind or philosophy of science. The book provides a comprehensive overview of central facets of the debates, including both crucial earlier and new contributions. It is indispensable for any serious study of the topic.In Witmera#39;s essay for this anthology, the idea of independence from accompaniment is eliminated, with thenotion of grounding now doing all the work . ... Now, it is tempting to definethe global notionin termsof the local: a property is plausibly definedas intrinsic just in case itis always exemplified intrinsically. ... Figdor considers (among others)the propertiesof being wittyand beinga good basketball player.

Title:Companion to Intrinsic Properties
Author: Robert M. Francescotti
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2014-07-28

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