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It matters for your social/political theorizing what your basic ontological assumptions are. Short talk for a conference panel. Panel is “Critical Theory, Loosely Construed.” spsa-2017-the-devil-is-in-the-categories
Synthese, On-Line First — “Sublating the Free Will Problematic: Powers, Agency & Causal Determination”
Here is the PDF. Hopefully Synthese will fix the link that they sent me, which is not presently working. Also, there is a sentence about Alexander Bird that ends “… identities (or natures).” It is supposed to end with “essentially.” … Continue reading
In the book that I am writing – slowly but surely (A Critical Introduction to Causal Powers and Dispositions, for Bloomsbury’s Critical Introductions to Contemporary Metaphysics series) – the governing analytic device is the distinction between anti-passivism and passivism (roughly, … Continue reading
There was a lot of discussion of the metaphysics of emergence at the Causal Powers and Sociology conference that we organized this past weekend. Almost everyone there was someone who’d thought about emergence a lot; many of the people there … Continue reading
Click on the link for info! Causal Powers and Social Science Conference_Program Schedule 2016
Konstanz – talk, 6 Here’s the text of the talk that I gave to open the wonderful conference https://www.indeterminism.uni-konstanz.de/events/rpifw/ organized by Thomas Müller.