Category Archives: Kant

Kant & Causal Powers Again

Okay, one last time.  <– Famous last words.  I went back to Watkins [and also considered James Kreines’ “Kant on the Laws of Nature” (2009) – i.e., James Kreines who has been kind enough to have several protracted conversations with … Continue reading


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Watkins, Kant & anti-passivism

More Kant.  I am dipping into Eric Watkins’ book, Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality.  I can’t read it in full at the moment, but would love to hear from anyone who has.  It’s a crucial book to grapple with … Continue reading

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Kant & powers

I will pose a new question, directed to those who (as I do) find it helpful to think about Kant. There are a few Kantians around who think that a properly Kantian ontology includes real causal powers.  Eric Watkins is … Continue reading

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