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Single Idea 15124

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

Full Idea

If a property is something over and above its causal profile, we seem to have conceptual space for an electron to have negative charge 1 and negative charge 2, that have exactly the same causal powers.

Gist of Idea

If properties are more than their powers, we could have two properties with the same power


John Hawthorne (Causal Structuralism [2001], 1.3)

Book Reference

Hawthorne,John: 'Metaphysical Essays' [OUP 2002], p.215

Related Idea

Idea 15122 Could two different properties have the same causal profile? [Hawthorne]