Active Powers and Passive Powers - Do Causal Interactions Require Both?

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Abstract

Many powers metaphysicians postulate both active and passive powers, understood as distinct kinds of intrinsic causal properties of objects. I argue that the category of passive power is superfluous. I also offer a diagnosis of how philosophers are misled to postulate passive powers.

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  • Philosophy

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  • Causation, Dispositions
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophia
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes