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Single Idea 14299

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

Full Idea

It seems plausible that a disposition could be possessed though no manifestation events occur.

Gist of Idea

There could be dispositions that are never manifested


Stephen Mumford (Dispositions [1998], 01.6)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Dispositions' [OUP 1998], p.21

A Reaction

It is more than 'plausible' - it is screamingly obvious to everybody, apart from a few philosophers. "Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest" (Gray's Elegy).