Quantity of Matter or Intrinsic Property: Why Mass Cannot Be Both

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Titre
Quantity of Matter or Intrinsic Property: Why Mass Cannot Be Both
Titre de la conférence
New Directions in Logic and the Philosophy of Science
Auteur(s)
Hubert Mario
Editeur
London: College Publications
Organisation
SILFS 2014 – Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Sciences
ISBN
978-1-84890-160-5
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
29/06/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Felline Laura, Ledda Antonio, Paoli Francesco, Rossanese Emmanuele
Volume
3
Série
The SILFS series
Pages
267-277
Langue
anglais
Résumé
I analyze the meaning of mass in Newtonian mechanics. First, I explain the notion of primitive ontology, which was originally introduced in the philosophy of quantum mechanics. Then I examine the two common interpretations of mass: mass as a measure of the quantity of matter and mass as a dynamical property. I claim that the former is ill-defined, and the latter is only plausible with respect to a metaphysical interpretation of laws of nature. I explore the following options for the status of laws: Humeanism, primitivism about laws, dispositionalism, and ontic structural realism.
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