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Getting Causes from Powers

Glynn, Luke (2012) Getting Causes from Powers. Mind, 121 (484). pp. 1099-1106. ISSN 0026-4423. doi:10.1093/mind/fzt010.

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In this book, Mumford and Anjum advance a theory of causation based on a metaphysics of powers. The book is for the most part lucidly written, and contains some interesting contributions: in particular on the (lack of) necessary connection between cause and effect and on the perceivability of the causal relation. I do, however, have reservations about some of the book’s central theses: in particular, that cause and effect are simultaneous, and that causes can fruitfully be represented as vectors.

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Alternate Title:Getting Causes from Powers, by Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum
Additional Information:© 2012, 2013 Mind Association. First published online: April 9, 2013.
Issue or Number:484
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Official Citation: Luke Glynn Getting Causes from Powers, by Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum. Mind (2012) 121 (484): 1099-1106 first published online April 9, 2013 doi:10.1093/mind/fzt010
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Jul 2013 17:46
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