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  1. What powers are not.Elina Pechlivanidi & Stathis Psillos - unknown
    This paper analyses and criticizes the idea that powers are representable as vectors. Mumford and Anjum have recently developed a vector model of powers as part of their account of dispositional causation. The purpose of this model is to represent dispositionality, i.e. a sui generis type of modality introduced by their power-based ontology, as well as to explain various features of their account of causation. In this paper, we criticise both the claim that powers are vectors and the concomitant claim (...)
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    Relations in the Metaphysics of Science.Elina Pechlivanidi, Stathis Psillos & Stavros Ioannidis - 2022 - Metaphysica 23 (2):145-175.
    In this paper we examine the status of relations in two prominent views in metaphysics of science, i.e. dispositionalism and structuralism, and argue that the current consensus about the metaphysics of relations, according to which relations are to be viewed as internal and as constituting no addition of being over and above their relata, needs to be re-examined. After discussing what we call internalism and externalism about relations, we show that dispositionalism and structuralism lead to opposite but equally controversial accounts (...)
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    From the basics to the advanced: Your guide through ontology: Nikk Effingham: An introduction to ontology. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2013, x+228pp, €68.20 HB.Elina Pechlivanidi - 2014 - Metascience 24 (3):373-376.
    It is essential for an introductory book, addressed to the reader who is new to the philosophical discourse, not only to give a representative picture of the main issues of the philosophical area which it studies, but also to be clear about its aims and its methodological approach. Furthermore, ideally it would not only refer to the literature for further independent investigation, but it would inspire the reader to pursue such an investigation too. Effingham’s Introduction to Ontology meets all the (...)
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