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Against comparativism about mass in Newtonian Gravity - a case study in the metaphysics of scale

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This thesis concerns the metaphysics of scale. It investigates the implications of a physical determinable being dimensionful. In particular, it considers the case study of mass, as it features within Newtonian Gravity. Nevertheless, most of the terminology, methodology and arguments developed should be relatively straightforwardly applicable to other determinables and theories.

Weak Absolutism about mass holds that mass ratios obtain in virtue of absolute masses. Weak Comparativism...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Department:
University of Southern California
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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University of Birmingham
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2017-09-07

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