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Single Idea 22631

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 3. Types of Properties]

Full Idea

It is said that that properties divide into two mutually exclusive types—non-dispositional qualities (sometimes called 'categorical properties’) vs. non-qualitative dispositions—of which the qualities are more fundamental than dispositions.

Gist of Idea

Properties are said to be categorical qualities or non-qualitative dispositions


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 8)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.123

A Reaction

It is standardly understood that the qualitative categorical properties are more fundamental. Fans of powers (such as Ingthorsson and myself) either favour the dispositional properties, or reject the distinction.