Philosophical Studies 149 (2):153 - 160 (2010)

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Randolph Clarke
Florida State University
Abstract
A disposition mask is something that prevents a disposition from manifesting despite the occurrence of that disposition’s characteristic stimulus, and without eliminating that disposition. Several authors have maintained that masks must be things extrinsic to the objects that have the masked dispositions. Here it is argued that this is not so; masks can be intrinsic to the objects whose dispositions they mask. If that is correct, then a recent attempt to distinguish dispositional properties from so-called categorical properties fails.
Keywords Categorical properties  Dispositions  Finks  Masks
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9332-7
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