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8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / d. Dispositions as occurrent

[dispositions only exist when behaviour occurs]

11 ideas
The Megarans say something is only capable of something when it is actually doing it [Aristotle]
Megaran actualism is just scepticism about the qualities of things [Aristotle]
Megaran actualists prevent anything from happening, by denying a capacity for it to happen! [Aristotle]
Peirce's later realism about possibilities and generalities went beyond logical positivism [Peirce, by Atkin]
We judge things to be soluble if they are the same kind as, or similar to, things that do dissolve [Quine]
Explain unmanifested dispositions as structural similarities to objects which have manifested them [Quine, by Martin,CB]
What is a field of potentials, if it only consists of possible events? [Harré/Madden]
There doesn't seem to be anything in the actual world that can determine modal facts [Sidelle]
Megarian actualists deny unmanifested dispositions [Bird]
If a disposition is never instantiated, it shouldn't be part of our theory of nature [Corry]
Nomological dispositions (unlike ordinary ones) have to be continually realised [Vetter]