Getting Causes from Powers, by Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum.

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Mind, ISSN: 0026-4423, Vol: 121, Issue: 484, Page: 1099-1106

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In this book, Mumford and Anjum advance a theory of causation based on a metaphysics of powers. The book is for the most part lucidly written, and contains some interesting contributions: in particular on the (lack of) necessary connection between cause and effect and on the perceivability of the causal relation. I do, however, have reservations about some of the book’s central theses: in particular, that cause and effect are simultaneous, and that causes can fruitfully be represented as vectors.

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