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Published: 18 February 2021

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198869528

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Reconsidering Causal Powers

Historical and Conceptual Perspectives

Benjamin Hill, Edited by Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos

  • Maps the trajectory of powers in metaphysics and philosophy of science to place its current resurgence in historical context
  • Blends historical and conceptual perspectives on powers to focus on issues so far neglected in contemporary discussion
  • Offers re-appraisals of dominant views about, or dominant interpretations of, prominent philosophers such as Descartes, Hobbes, Malebranche, Locke, and Hume