Ideas from 'Causal Structuralism' by John Hawthorne [2001], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Metaphysical Essays' by Hawthorne,John [OUP 2002,0-19-929124-1]].

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8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 2. Powers as Basic
A categorical basis could hardly explain a disposition if it had no powers of its own
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 5. Powers and Properties
Is the causal profile of a property its essence?
Could two different properties have the same causal profile?
If properties are more than their powers, we could have two properties with the same power
9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 2. Hylomorphism / b. Form as principle
We can treat the structure/form of the world differently from the nodes/matter of the world
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 3. Individual Essences
An individual essence is a necessary and sufficient profile for a thing
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation / g. Eliminating causation
Maybe scientific causation is just generalisation about the patterns
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 6. Laws as Numerical
We only know the mathematical laws, but not much else