Too Many Dispositional Properties

This paper identifies an overdetermination problem faced by the non-reductive dispositional property account of disposition ascriptions. Two possible responses to the problem are evaluated and both are shown to have serious drawbacks. Finally it is noted that the traditional conditional analysis of dispositional ascriptions escapes the original difficulty.
Keywords Dispositions  Powers  Conditional analysis  Parsimony  Overdetermination
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DOI 10.1515/SATS.2006.37
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