In: Toby Handfield, editor(s). Dispositions and Causes. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009. p. 242-285.
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The causal theory of properties is standardly combined with a realist's ontology of universals or tropes. In this paper, I consider an uncharted alternative – a nominalist causal theory of properties. I discuss advantages and disadvantages of the resulting theory of properties, and explore the Rylean understanding of causal powers that emerges.
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