Single Idea 19025

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 4. Potentiality]

Full Idea

Potentialities may get exercised despite having a degree that is too low for them to qualify as dispositions.

Gist of Idea

Potentialities may be too weak to count as 'dispositions'


Barbara Vetter (Potentiality [2015], 5.7.4)

Book Reference

Vetter,Barbara: 'Potentiality: from Dispositions to Modality' [OUP 2015], p.183

A Reaction

The key reason why her book is called 'Potentialities', rather than 'Dispositions'. She still wants to offer a naturalistic picture which ties potentialities to individual objects, but I am wondering whether potentialities are too abstract for the job.