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From an Ontological Point of View$
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John Heil

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259748

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199259747.001.0001

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Properties as Pure Powers

Properties as Pure Powers

(p.97) Chapter 10 Properties as Pure Powers
From an Ontological Point of View

John Heil (Contributor Webpage)

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Properties are powers, but not pure powers. A world comprising objects, properties of which are exclusively dispositional, like a purely relational world, is indistinguishable from an empty world. If there are such worlds, they are bad models for ours. Powers and qualities go hand in hand.

Keywords:   D. M. Armstrong, R. Boskovich, bundle, K. Campbell, R. R. Dipert, disposition, power, property, quality, relation, space, spatial part, substantial part

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