Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (2):321 - 334 (2012)

David Manley
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Suppose dispositions bear a distinctive connection to counterfactual facts, perhaps one that could be enshrined in a variation on the well-worn schema "Necessarily, x is disposed to phi in psi iff x would phi in psi. Could we exploit this connection to provide an account of what it is to be a disposition? This paper is about four views of dispositionality that attempt to do so.
Keywords functionalism about dispositions  modalism about dispositions  the nature of dispositionality  conditional analyses of dispositions  dispositional theories of modality  counterfactuals
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2011.596215
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