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Ideas of Roy Bhaskar, by Text

[British, fl. 1975, London Institute of Education]

1975 A Realist Theory of Science
p.212 p.2 Kind essences are the categorical bases of a thing's causal powers
     Full Idea: Bhaskar identifies kind essences with underlying properties, often called 'categorical bases', of the causal powers of things.
     From: report of Roy Bhaskar (A Realist Theory of Science [1975], p.212) by Anjan Chakravarrty - Inessential Aristotle: Powers without Essences 1
     A reaction: The problem with this, it always seems to me, is the something inherently passive is said to give rise to something which is inherently active. Couldn't two individuals with a kind have slightly different categorical bases?