This chapter discusses properties that are not powers and gives an account of non-dispositional properties and their role in causality. It includes the causal relevance of non-powers, presenting the views of philosophers. It also discusses the concept that fundamental powers are powers in nature, powers that exert a force, and that these powers are all inherently location-sensitive. The chapter offers a number of alternative theories of non-powers, which can be broken down into occurrent properties, manifest properties, actual properties, scientific properties, spatio-temporal properties, and properties that do not entail conditionals.
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