A new solution to the regress of pure powers

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Abstract

I offer a new response to the regress argument against pure powers ontologies. This involves rejecting an overlooked premiss, which is that a power’s manifestation is exhaustively accounted for by the powers involved in it. Rejection of this premiss not only answers the regress argument, but also brings with it wider metaphysical consequences, including a shift away from one-category ontologies.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberanab039
JournalAnalysis
Early online date28 Sep 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Sep 2021

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