A new solution to the regress of pure powers

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Colleges, School and Institutes

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.

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Not yet published as of 27/09/2021.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalAnalysis
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 25 Jun 2021