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Single Idea 14416

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / c. Dispositions as conditional]

Full Idea

It is possible for an object to have a disposition even though the relevant conditional is false.

Gist of Idea

An object can have a disposition when the revelant conditional is false


Trenton Merricks (Truth and Ontology [2007], 7.III)

Book Reference

Merricks,Trenton: 'Truth and Ontology' [OUP 2007], p.159

A Reaction

This is the now standard observation that finks (killing the disposition) and antidotes (blocking the effect of the disposition) can intervene, as in safety mechanisms in electrical gadgets. There may be replies available here.