This chapter starts by defining ‘intrinsic properties’. Intrinsic properties are properties that an object retains through all changes of locations. An object's existence does not depend upon another object's existence. Powers are intuited as intrinsic. The chapter raises the question whether powers and dispositions can be reduced to relations by giving two examples: Boyle's view on the relational nature of capacities and his use of the lock-and-key example; and Popperian propensities, which concern the objective interpretation of probability. The chapter also tries to evaluate the existence of extrinsic powers.
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