David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Studies 140 (2):285 - 298 (2008)
This paper discusses the prospects of a dispositional solution to the Kripke–Wittgenstein rule-following puzzle. Recent attempts to employ dispositional approaches to this puzzle have appealed to the ideas of finks and antidotes—interfering dispositions and conditions—to explain why the rule-following disposition is not always manifested. We argue that this approach fails: agents cannot be supposed to have straightforward dispositions to follow a rule which are in some fashion masked by other, contrary dispositions of the agent, because in all cases, at least some of the interfering dispositions are both relatively permanent and intrinsic to the agent. The presence of these intrinsic and relatively permanent states renders the ascription of a rule-following disposition to the agent false
|Keywords||Dispositions Rule-following Finks Antidotes Conditional analysis|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Saul A. Kripke (1982). Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language. Harvard University Press.
David Lewis (1997). Finkish Dispositions. Philosophical Quarterly 47 (187):143-158.
C. B. Martin (1994). Dispositions and Conditionals. Philosophical Quarterly 44 (174):1-8.
Mark Johnston (1992). How to Speak of the Colors. Philosophical Studies 68 (3):221-263.
Alexander Bird (1998). Dispositions and Antidotes. Philosophical Quarterly 48 (191):227-234.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Toby Handfield (2009). The Metaphysics of Dispositions and Causes. In Dispositions and Causes. Clarendon Press 1--30.
Randolph Clarke (2008). Intrinsic Finks. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):512–518.
Anthony Everett (2009). Intrinsic Finks, Masks, and Mimics. Erkenntnis 71 (2):191 - 203.
Sungho Choi (2012). Intrinsic Finks and Dispositional/Categorical Distinction. Noûs 46 (2):289-325.
Alexander Bird (2004). Antidotes All the Way Down? Theoria 19 (3):259–69.
Alexander Bird (2004). Antidotes All the Way Down? Theoria 19 (3):259-269.
Toby Handfield (2008). Unfinkable Dispositions. Synthese 160 (2):297 - 308.
Lauren Ashwell (2010). Superficial Dispositionalism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):635-653.
A. Bird & T. Handfield (2008). Dispositions, Rules and Finks. Philosophical Studies 140 (2):285-98.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads231 ( #10,795 of 1,796,251 )
Recent downloads (6 months)67 ( #8,275 of 1,796,251 )
How can I increase my downloads?