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The New Mechanical Philosophy

2018.02.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stuart Glennan, The New Mechanical Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 266pp., $40.00, ISBN 9780198779711. Reviewed by Thomas W. Polger, University of Cincinnati Minimal mechanism holds that "a mechanism for a phenomenon consists of entities (or parts) whose activities and interactions are organized so as to be responsible for the phenomenon" (17). Stuart Glennan argues that minimal mechanism characterizes what Read more [...]