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Causal Powers [electronic resource]

edited by Jonathan D. Jacobs
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
0198796579, 9780198796572
Summary
Causal powers are ubiquitous. Electrons are negatively charged; they have the power to repel other electrons. Water is a solvent; it has the power to dissolve salt. We use concepts of causal powers and their relatives-dispositions, capacities, abilities, and so on-to describe the world around us, both in everyday life and in scientific practice. But what is it about the world that makes such descriptions apt? This collection brings together new and important work by both emerging scholars and those who helped shape the field on the nature of causal powers, and the connections between causal powers and other phenomena within metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. Contributors discuss how one who takes causal powers to be in some sense irreducible should think about laws of nature, scientific practice, causation, modality, space and time, persistence, and the metaphysics of mind.
Contents
  • Introduction / Jonathan D. Jacobs
  • Causal powers: why Humeans can't even be instrumentalists / Nancy Cartwright
  • Saving the scientific phenomena: what powers can and cannot do / Anjan Chakravartty
  • Powerful properties, powerless laws / Heather Demarest
  • Aristotelian powers at work: reciprocity without symmetry in causation / Anna Marmodoror
  • Mutual manifestation and Martin's two triangles / Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford
  • Real modalities / John Heil
  • Nine problems (and even more solutions) for powers accounts of possibility / Timothy Pawl
  • Manifesting time and space: background-free physical theories / Alexander Bird
  • Powerful perdurance: linking parts with powers / Neil E. Williams
  • Conflicts of desire: dispositions and the metaphysics of mind / Lauren Ashwell
  • Colors and appearances as powers and manifestations / Max Kistler
  • Must functionalists be Aristotelians? / Robert C. Koons and Alexander Pruss
  • Power for the mental as such / David Robb.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index.
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