Kant on causal laws and powers.

  • Tobias Henschen
  • Published 2014 in Studies in history and philosophy of science

Abstract

The aim of the paper is threefold. Its first aim is to defend Eric Watkins's claim that for Kant, a cause is not an event but a causal power: a power that is borne by a substance, and that, when active, brings about its effect, i.e. a change of the states of another substance, by generating a continuous flow of intermediate states of that substance. The… (More)

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