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

Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias LU (2019) In Philosophia
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.
Abstract (Swedish)
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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Causation, Dispositions
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Philosophia
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10 pages
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Springer
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0048-3893
DOI
10.1007/s11406-019-00059-7
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English
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