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Single Idea 14336

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 6. Categorical Properties]

Full Idea

A predicate which is conceptually connected to no function ... is a categorical predicate.

Gist of Idea

Categorical predicates are those unconnected to functions


Stephen Mumford (Dispositions [1998], 09.7)

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Dispositions' [OUP 1998], p.210

A Reaction

This is an expansion of Mumford's own theory of dispositions, as functional. Does a cork in a wine bottle have a function, but without doing anything? It seems to achieve its function purely through its structure.