Causal Powers and Social Ontology

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Over the last few decades, philosophers and social scientists have applied the so-called powers ontology to the social domain. I argue that this application is highly problematic: many of the alleged powers in the social realm violate the intrinsicality condition, and those that can be coherently taken to be intrinsic to their bearers are arguably causally redundant. I end the paper by offering a diagnosis of why philosophers and social scientists have been tempted to think that there are powers in social realm.


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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi


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Tidigt onlinedatum2018 mar 23
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2018 mar 23
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