The Powers Metaphysic

Oxford University Press (2019)

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Neil E. Williams
State University of New York, Buffalo
Abstract
Neil E. Williams develops a systematic metaphysics centred on the idea of powers, as a rival to neo-Humeanism, the dominant systematic metaphysics in philosophy today. Williams takes powers to be inherently causal properties and uses them as the foundation of his explanations of causation, persistence, laws, and modality.
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