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[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 1. Powers]

Full Idea

Powers explain behaviours regardless of whether they are necessary for membership in a particular class of things.

Gist of Idea

Powers give explanations, without being necessary for some class membership


Anjan Chakravarrty (Inessential Aristotle: Powers without Essences [2012], 3)

A Reaction

This seems right, and is important for driving a wedge between powers and essences. If there are essences, they are not simply some bunch of powers.