File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2000/bhaskar.0010, message 63

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 23:28:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: BHA: Re: reasons 

Hi T.,

No, *I* don't think so (!), since for Aristotle, if not for RB (the RB of
RTS at any rate), the whole point is that the concept of causality is not
exhausted by the concept of the exertion of a power.  (No pun intended.)

I wasn't really wanting to get into a whole discussion of how or if to
synthesize Aristotle and RB -- just saying that Aristotle has a language, at
least, for some important distinctions. 


At 11:16 PM 10/12/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Ruth--

>No, I don't think so, since causes of all types (Aristotelean or otherwise)
>must have powers and susceptibilities (or generative mechanisms if you
>prefer), or else they simply wouldn't be causal in any sense at all.

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