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The Ontology of Powers

George Molnar

in Powers: A Study in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204175
eISBN:
9780191695537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the nature of the derivation of powers and the theories of the ontology of powers. It explains that a power is derivative if the presence of this power in the object depends on ... More


The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Rocco J. Gennaro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is arguably the most important area within contemporary philosophy of mind and perhaps the most puzzling aspect of the world. Despite an explosion of research from philosophers, ... More


Relationality and Intrinsicality in Nietzsche's Metaphysics

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628070
eISBN:
9780748652594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that Friedrich Nietzsche's proposal that the fundamental constituents of reality are both intrinsic and relational is a contentious metaphysical thesis. It analyses the ... More


Slots in Universals

Cody Gilmore

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 8

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682904
eISBN:
9780191763083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682904.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Slot theory is the view that (i) there exist such entities as argument places, or ‘slots’, in universals, and that (ii) a universal u is n-adic if and only if there are exactly n slots in u. This ... More


From HOT Theory to the Wide Intrinsicality View

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends a modified version of the HOT theory referred to here as the wide intrinsicality view (WIV). In contrast to the HOT theory, The WIV states that although what makes mental states ... More


Conditions, Modifiers, and Holism

Ralf Bader

in Weighing Reasons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199315192
eISBN:
9780190245580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315192.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides a framework for understanding two ways in which reasons can vary across contexts, namely through the effects of (1) conditions which take the form of enablers and disablers, as ... More


Non-Causal Counterfactual Dependence and Intrinsicality

Paul Noordhof

in A Variety of Causes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199251469
eISBN:
9780191892271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199251469.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When counterfactuals hold concerning entities with properties that stand in some kind of loose existential dependency relation, counterfactual dependence only indicates a causal relationship if part ... More


Processes and Prevention

Paul Noordhof

in A Variety of Causes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199251469
eISBN:
9780191892271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199251469.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The proposed analysis of causation is compatible with allowing that there are ways to distinguish the variety that falls under it. The same characteristics as those who take causation to involve ... More


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