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Single Idea 14317

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 3. Powers as Derived]

Full Idea

The view I promote is one where the categorical base is a cause of the disposition manifestation.

Gist of Idea

I say the categorical base causes the disposition manifestation


Stephen Mumford (Dispositions [1998], 05.5)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Dispositions' [OUP 1998], p.108

A Reaction

It seems to me (I think) that the most basic thing has to be a power, whose nature is intrinsically beyond our grasp, and that categorical properties are the result of these powers. Powers are dispositional in character.