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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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||21|
|Early online date||2018 Mar 23|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2018 Mar 23|