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    Conceptualizing Causal Powers: Activity, Capacity, Essence, Necessitation.Ruth Porter Groff - forthcoming - Synthese:1-16.
    Talk of powers is muddled. Building upon Powers and capacities in philosophy: The new aristotelianism, Routledge, London, 2012a, pp 207–227), I disambiguate four senses of the term: powers construed as activity, as capacity/potentiality, as essence and as necessity, respectively, in an attempt to clarify what it is that realists about causal powers take themselves to be realists about.
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    On the Myth of Metaphysical Neutrality: Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize Lecture 2015.Ruth Porter Groff - 2016 - Journal of Critical Realism 15 (4):409-418.
    In this lecture I argue that it is not possible for social scientists or others engaged in making causal claims about the world to be neutral with respect to the question of what causation is. One need not be in possession of a full-blown account, but one must know whether or not, in saying that something is the cause of a given outcome, one intends to say that it has actively produced or generated that outcome. Following Brian Ellis, I refer (...)
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    Wholes, Parts, Form and Powers: Dave Elder-Vass: The Causal Power of Social Structures: Emergence, Structure and Agency. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 240pp, US $85.00 HB.Ruth Porter Groff - 2012 - Metascience 21 (2):399-402.
    Wholes, parts, form and powers Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9585-6 Authors Ruth Porter Groff, Department of Political Science, Saint Louis University, 3750 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108-3412, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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