Dispositions

Cogito 8 (2):141-146 (1994)
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Stephen Mumford
Durham University
Abstract
Mumford puts forward a new theory of dispositions, showing how central their role in metaphysics and philosophy of science is. Much of our understanding of the physical and psychological world is expressed in terms of dispositional properties--from the spin of a sub-atomic particle to the solubility of sugar. Mumford discusses what it means to say that something has a property of this kind and how dispositions can possibly be real things in the world
Keywords Disposition (Philosophy
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Call number BD374.M85 1998
ISBN(s) 0198236115  
DOI 10.5840/cogito19948226
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