In Toby Handfield (ed.), Dispositions and Causes. Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press ; (2009)

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Ann Whittle
University of Manchester
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The causal theory of properties is standardly combined with a realist's ontology of universals or tropes. In this paper, I consider an uncharted alternative – a nominalist causal theory of properties. I discuss advantages and disadvantages of the resulting theory of properties, and explore the Rylean understanding of causal powers that emerges.
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