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Single Idea 14298

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / a. Dispositions]

Full Idea

For some the notion of a disposition is contrasted with the notion of an occurrence; for others, it is contrasted with that of a categorical property.


'Categorical' is the opposite of 'hypothetical'

Gist of Idea

Dispositions can be contrasted either with occurrences, or with categorical properties


Stephen Mumford (Dispositions [1998], 01.6)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Dispositions' [OUP 1998], p.20

A Reaction

I vote for dispositions over the other two, but I take the categorical properties to be the main rival.