Ideas from 'Katzav on limitations of dispositions' by Brian Ellis [2005], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Analysis 65.1 Jan 2005' (ed/tr -) [- 2005,]].

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26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 6. Natural Kinds / a. Natural kinds
The natural kinds are objects, processes and properties/relations
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 1. Laws of Nature
Least action is not a causal law, but a 'global law', describing a global essence
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / a. Scientific essentialism
A species requires a genus, and its essence includes the essence of the genus
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / c. Essence and laws
A hierarchy of natural kinds is elaborate ontology, but needed to explain natural laws
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / d. Knowing essences
Without general principles, we couldn't predict the behaviour of dispositional properties