Introduction / Bruno Gnassounou and Max Kistler Part I: The metaphysics of dispositions and causal powers Dispositions and counterfactuals : from Carnap to Goodman's children and grandchildren / François Schmitz Filled in space / Stephen Mumford Dispositions and essences / Claudine Tiercelin The causal efficacy of macroscopic dispositional properties / Max Kistler Opium's virtue dormitive / Cyrille Michon Conditional possibility / Bruno Gnassounou On ascribing dispositions / Ludger Jansen Part II: Dispositions and causal powers in science An extended semantic field of dispositions and the grounding role of causal powers / Rom Harré What makes a capacity a disposition? / Nancy Cartwright Causation, laws and dispositions / Andreas Hüttemann Can capacities rescue us from Ceteris Paribus laws? / Markus Schrenk Dispositions, relational properties and the quantum world / Mauro Dorato Are specific heats dispositions? / Anouk Barberousse.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -298) and index.