Synthese 160 (2):297 - 308 (2008)
|Abstract||This paper develops two ideas with respect to dispositional properties: (1) Adapting a suggestion of Sungho Choi, it appears the conceptual distinction between dispositional and categorical properties can be drawn in terms of susceptibility to finks and antidotes. Dispositional, but not categorical properties, are not susceptible to intrinsic finks, nor are they remediable by intrinsic antidotes. (2) If correct, this suggests the possibility that some dispositions—those which lack any causal basis—may be insusceptible to any fink or antidote. Since finks and antidotes are a major obstacle to a conditional analysis of dispositions, these dispositions that are unfinkable may be successfully analysed by the conditional analysis of dispositions. This result is of importance for those who think that the fundamental properties might be dispositions which lack any distinct causal basis, because it suggests that these properties, if they exist, can be analysed by simple conditionals and that they will not be subject to ceteris paribus laws.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Anthony Everett (2009). Intrinsic Finks, Masks, and Mimics. Erkenntnis 71 (2):191 - 203.
Alice Drewery (2001). Dispositions and Ceteris Paribus Laws. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (4):723-733.
Sungho Choi (2003). The Simple Conditional Analysis of Dispositions. Unpublished Article.
A. Bird & T. Handfield (2008). Dispositions, Rules and Finks. Philosophical Studies 140:285-98.
Sungho Choi (2009). The Conditional Analysis of Dispositions and the Intrinsic Dispositions Thesis. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (3):568-590.
Toby Handfield & Alexander Bird (2008). Dispositions, Rules, and Finks. Philosophical Studies 140 (2):285 - 298.
Sungho Choi (2008). Dispositional Properties and Counterfactual Conditionals. Mind 117 (468):795-841.
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.
Sungho Choi (2011). Intrinsic Finks and Dispositional/Categorical Distinction. Noûs 46 (2):289-325.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads82 ( #9,272 of 549,088 )
Recent downloads (6 months)15 ( #4,200 of 549,088 )
How can I increase my downloads?