Ideas from 'Dispositional Essentialism Grounds Laws of Nature?' by Richard Corry [2010], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Australasian Journal of Philosophy' (ed/tr -) [- ,]].

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8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / c. Dispositions as conditional
A 'finkish' disposition is one that is lost immediately after the appropriate stimulus
An 'antidote' allows a manifestation to begin, but then blocks it
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / d. Dispositions as occurrent
If a disposition is never instantiated, it shouldn't be part of our theory of nature
14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 3. Experiment
Maybe an experiment unmasks an essential disposition, and reveals its regularities
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 1. Laws of Nature
Dispositional essentialism says fundamental laws of nature are strict, not ceteris paribus