Causal Powers and Social Ontology

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Sammanfattning

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.

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1357-1377
Antal sidor21
TidskriftSynthese
Volym197
Nummer3
Tidigt onlinedatum2018 mars 23
DOI
StatusPublished - 2020

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Filosofi

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