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Single Idea 17772

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 7. Against Powers]

Full Idea

Kant argues that an object's causal powers are not intrinsic to it but feature among its relational properties.

Gist of Idea

Kant claims causal powers are relational rather than intrinsic


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Tim Bayne - Thought: a very short introduction Ch.7

Book Reference

Bayne,Tim: 'Thought: a very short introduction' [OUP 2013], p.107

A Reaction

[He doesn't give a reference for this] Put in this simple way, rather than obfuscated by Kant's arcane lexis, this sounds utterly false to me. Giving relations and functions explains nothing. How are those relations and functions possible?