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Single Idea 14348

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / c. Dispositions as conditional]

Full Idea

An 'antidote' (or 'mask') to a disposition (unlike a 'finkish' one) leaves the disposition intact, but interferes with the causal chain between the disposition and its manifestation so that the manifestation doesn't come about.

Gist of Idea

An 'antidote' allows a manifestation to begin, but then blocks it


Richard Corry (Dispositional Essentialism Grounds Laws of Nature? [2010], 2)

Book Reference

-: 'Australasian Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.3

A Reaction

[He cites Bird 1997] Thus the disposition of the poison at least begins to manifest, but its disposition to kill is blocked. So what was the disposition of the poison?

Related Idea

Idea 14347 A 'finkish' disposition is one that is lost immediately after the appropriate stimulus [Corry]