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Reconsidering causal powers : historical and conceptual perspectives

Author: Benjamin Hill; Henrik Lagerlund; Stathis Psillos
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Causal powers are returning to the forefront of realist philosophy of science to fill explanatory gaps seen to be left by reductivist and eliminativist accounts of previous generations. This volume  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Hill; Henrik Lagerlund; Stathis Psillos
ISBN: 9780198869528 0198869525
OCLC Number: 1164505268
Description: 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos: Introduction1: Stathis Psillos: The Inherence and Directedness of Powers2: Calvin G. Normore: Powers, Possibilities and Time: Notes for a Program3: Henrik Lagerlund: Aristotelian Powers, Mechanism, and Final Causes in the Late Middle Ages4: Deborah Brown: Agency, Force, and Inertia in Descartes and Hobbes5: Benjamin Hill: The Ontological Status of Causal Powers: Substances, Modes, and Humeanism6: Walter Ott: The Case Against Powers7: Andreas Huttemann: The Return of Causal Powers?8: Lisa Downing: Qualities, Powers, and Bare Powers in Locke9: Peter Millican: Hume on Causation and Causal Powers10: Jennifer McKitrick: Resurgent Powers and the Failure of Conceptual Analysis11: Brian Ellis: Causal Powers and Structures12: Howard Sankey: Induction and Natural Kinds Revisited
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos.

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an engaging and provocative mix of conceptual and historical analysis. * William M. R. Simpson, British Journal for the History of Philosophy *

 
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