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

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T1 - Active Powers and Passive Powers - Do Causal Interactions Require Both?

AU - Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Causation

KW - Dispositions

U2 - 10.1007/s11406-019-00059-7

DO - 10.1007/s11406-019-00059-7

M3 - Article

JO - Philosophia

T2 - Philosophia

JF - Philosophia

SN - 0048-3893

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