Reading list and additional resources



General background





Beere, Doing & Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics IX, OUP 2010.
Beere, Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics Theta, OUP 2012.

Bird, Nature's Metaphysics, OUP 2007.

Harré & Madden, Causal Powers. Theory of Natural Necessity, Blackwell 1975.

Heil, From an Ontological Point of View, OUP 2003.

Heil, The Universe As We Find It, OUP 2012.

Jaworski, Philosophy of Mind: A Comprehensive Introduction, Wiley 2011.

Johansen, The Powers of Aristotle’s Soul, OUP 2012.

Koslicki, The Structure of Objects, OUP 2008.

Molnar, Powers: A Study in Metaphysics, OUP 2003.

Mumford, Dispositions, OUP 1998.

Mumford & Anjum, Getting Causes from Powers, OUP 2011.

Nussbaum & Rorty, Essays on Aristotle’s De Anima, Clarendon Press 1995.

Stout, Action, McGill-Queen's Press 2005.

Vetter, Potentiality. From Dispositions to Modality, OUP 2015.


Edited collections spanning a variety of relevant topics:


Beere, Potenciality and the Matter of Composite Substance, Phronesis 2016.

Bird, Ellis and Sankey, Properties, Powers and Structures, Routledge 2011.

Groff & Greco, Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism, Routledge 2013.

Marmodoro, Aristotelian and Contemporary Perspectives on the Mind, Res Philosophica, 91:2, 2014.

Marmodoro, The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and their Manifestation, Routledge 2013.

Marmodoro, The Powers of the Mind: Contemporary Problems, Ancient Answers, TOPOI, 31:2, 2012.

Smith, The Monist vol. 94:1 (special issue on powers), January 2011.

Takko, Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics, Cambridge 2013.


Papers and encyclopedia entries:


Caston, Aristotle’s Psychology, in collection A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (Gill and Pellegrin eds.), Wiley 2009,  316–346.

Caston, "Epiphenomenalisms, Ancient and Modern", The Philosophical Review, 106.3, 1997.

Remes & Slaveva-Griffin, "Substance", The Rutledge Handbook of Neoplatonism, Rutledge 2014.


Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies project.



      Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Aristotle's psychology.

      Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Dispositions.

      Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Hylomorphism.



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Mumford and Anjum - Getting Causes from Powers



Mayr - Understanding Human Agency