Monthly Archives: November 2014

Locke on powers, etc.

I’ve been pouring over Locke’s Essay.  One reason for doing so is that while straight-up passivists are usually (either expressly or deep down) Humeans, less overtly passivist positions in/elements of the contemporary powers-related discussion are, in key respects, recognizably Lockean.  … Continue reading


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Important discussion of powers by Jonathan Beere

I’m reading a book that I think everyone who is interested in powers ought to read.  And would love, if you do.  Or at least find very helpful.  Regardless of whether or not you agree with the author (Jonathan Beere) … Continue reading

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