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New time and location: 4pm-6pm in room VC215

Danny Goldstick, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

The early-modern rejection of pseudo-explanatory quiddities had a tendency to target postulated mechanisms as well. There remained the Problem and Induction: why does the observation of a regularity up to now make its continuation henceforth a good bet? A power in things? An underlying causal mechanism? Both answers invite in turn the question why. Or can we see “powers” as place-holders for mechanisms?

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