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Single Idea 11953

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 2. Powers as Basic]

Full Idea

Some powers are grounded and some are not. ...All derivative powers ultimately derive from ungrounded powers.

Gist of Idea

Some powers are ungrounded, and others rest on them, and are derivative


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 8.5.2)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.140

A Reaction

It is tempting to use the term 'property' for the derivative powers, reserving 'power' for something which is basic. Molnar makes a plausible case, though.