Mind 117 (465):59-84 (2008)

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David Manley
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ryan Wasserman
Western Washington University
Abstract
Analyses of dispositional ascriptions in terms of conditional statements famously confront the problems of finks and masks. We argue that conditional analyses of dispositions, even those tailored to avoid finks and masks, face five further problems. These are the problems of: (i) Achilles' heels, (ii) accidental closeness, (iii) comparatives, (iv) explaining context sensitivity, and (v) absent stimulus conditions. We conclude by offering a proposal that avoids all seven of these problems.
Keywords achilles' heels  context sensitivity  stimulus conditions  dispositional ascriptions  dispositional analysis  finks  masks
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzn003
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