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Single Idea 4079

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 5. Powers and Properties]

Full Idea

Properties are causes.

Gist of Idea

Properties are causes


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 2.17)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.59

A Reaction

We can't detect properties if they lack causal powers. This may be a deep confusion. Properties are what make causal powers possible, but that isn't what properties are?