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George Molnar and Stephen Mumford

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199204175

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.001.0001

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: Independence

: Independence

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(p.82) 4: Independence
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Powers
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George Molnar

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.003.0005

This chapter describes the manifestation of powers. It distinguishes between token-independence and type-independence, in which powers can be independent of their manifestations. It explains independence and the different conditional analyses of powers, and cites three types of conditions: naïve, causal and reformed. The chapter treats anti-realism about manifesting powers and it also discusses Megaric actualism and the case against it.

Keywords:   manifestation of powers, independence, causal conditions, conditional analysis, reformed conditions, Megaric actualism

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