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Single Idea 14582

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 7. Against Powers]

Full Idea

There have been attempts to reduce dispositionality to normativity (by Lowe 1989) and to intentionality (by Molnar 1998).

Gist of Idea

Might dispositions be reduced to normativity, or to intentionality?


S.Mumford/R.Lill Anjum (Getting Causes from Powers [2011], 8.8)

Book Reference

Anjum,R.J./Mumford,S.: 'Getting Causes from Powers' [OUP 2011], p.186

A Reaction

I don't really believe in something called 'normativity', and I think it is better to explain intentionality in terms of dispositions, rather than Molnar's way round (though intentionality of mind reveals the nature of powers rather well).