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Causal Powers

Jonathan D. Jacobs


This collection brings together new and important work by both emerging scholars and those who helped shape the field on the nature of causal powers, and the connections between causal powers and other phenomena within metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. Contributors discuss how one who takes causal powers to be in some sense irreducible should think about laws of nature, scientific practice, causation, modality, space and time, persistence, and the metaphysics of mind.

Keywords: causal powers, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796572
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198796572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan D. Jacobs, editor
Saint Louis University

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Part I Science and Laws of Nature

2 Causal Powers

Nancy Cartwright

Part II Causation and Modality

6 Mutual Manifestation and Martin’s Two Triangles

Rani Lill Anjum, and Stephen Mumford

7 Real Modalities

John Heil

Part III Space, Time, and Persistence

10 Powerful Perdurance

Neil E. Williams

Part IV Mind

11 Conflicts of Desire

Lauren Ashwell

13 Must Functionalists Be Aristotelians?

Robert C. Koons, and Alexander Pruss

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