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8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / e. Dispositions as potential

[dispositions as potential states for possible behaviour]

5 ideas
A dispositional property is not a state, but a liability to be in some state, given a condition [Ryle]
All structures are dispositional, objects are dispositions sets, and events manifest dispositions [Fetzer]
Dispositions are not just possibilities - they are features of actual things [Mumford]
There could be dispositions that are never manifested [Mumford]
If science captures the modal structure of things, that explains why its predictions work [Ladyman/Ross]