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Single Idea 11932

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

Full Idea

The basic features of powers are: Directedness (to some outcome); Independence (from their manifestations); Actuality (not mere possibilities); Intrinsicality (not relying on other objects) and Objectivity (rather than psychological).

Gist of Idea

Powers have Directedness, Independence, Actuality, Intrinsicality and Objectivity


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 2.4)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.57

A Reaction

[compression of his list] This offering is why Molnar's book is important, because no one else seems to get to grips with trying to pin down what a power is, and hence their role.