Powers: A Study in Metaphysics

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - 238 pages
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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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Contents

George Molnar and Powers
1
POWERS
19
Properties
21
On What There Is
47
3 Directedness
60
4 Independence
82
5 Actuality
99
6 Intrinsicality
102
8 Do Powers Need Grounds?
125
9 The Ontology of Powers
143
10 NonPowers
158
11 Objections Considered
173
12 Powers at Work
186
References
224
Index
233
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7 Objectivity
111

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About the author (2003)

George Molnar is formerly in the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney. Stephen Mumford is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham.

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