Single Idea 19014

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 7. Against Powers]

Full Idea

Spatiotemporal relations are a prime example of properties that are difficult to understand in dispositional terms.

Gist of Idea

How can spatiotemporal relations be understood in dispositional terms?


Barbara Vetter (Potentiality [2015], 1.6)

Book Reference

Vetter,Barbara: 'Potentiality: from Dispositions to Modality' [OUP 2015], p.25

A Reaction

[Vetter refers to A.Bird 2007 Ch.8 for an attempt] One approach would be to question whether they are 'properties'. I don't think of relations as properties, even if they are predicates. Is space a property of something?