Single Idea 9448

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / a. Scientific essentialism]

Full Idea

Molnar argues that some properties are non-powers, and he cites spatial location, spatial orientation, and temporal location.

Gist of Idea

Location in space and time are non-power properties


report of George Molnar (Powers [1998], 158-62) by Stephen Mumford - Laws in Nature 11.4

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.187

A Reaction

Although you might say an event happened 'because' of an item on this list, this doesn't feel right to me. The ability to arrest someone is a power, but being at the scene of the crime isn't. It's an opportunity for a power.