Powers: A Study in Metaphysics
Oxford University Press, 2003 - 238 pages
George Molnar came to see that the solution to a number of the problems in contemporary philosophy lay in the development of an alternative to Hume's metaphysics, with real causal powers at its center. Molnar's eagerly anticipated book setting out his theory of powers was almost complete when he died, and has been prepared for publication by Stephen Mumford, who provides a context-setting introduction.
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According actual analysis of powers anthropocentric applied argued argument Armstrong atomic basic bearers behaviour Brentano Thesis bundle causal base Chapter claim cognitivism combinatorialism concept conditional analysis contingent counter-examples criterion Deductivism definition determinate directedness dispositional properties dispositionalism distinct eliminativism entail erties example exist explain extrinsic fact first-order fundamental particles George Molnar grounded Hume Hume’s Humean identity independent intensive quantities intentional object intrinsic properties laws of nature Lewis logical manifestation Martin Megaric mental mereological metaphysics modal necessity neutral monism non-dispositional non-powers occurrence one’s ontologically depend original italics pain pan-dispositionalism Pargetter particular perception philosophers physical intentionality pillar boxes position possible power to f predicates premiss priori problem prop propensity propositions qualia qualities quantification realism reason reduction reductionist regress relation sense shape space-time spatial spatio-temporal Stephen Mumford subatomic particles theory of powers thing tion tional tropes true truth truthmakers ungrounded powers