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Nature's MetaphysicsLaws and Properties$
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Alexander Bird

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199227013

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.001.0001

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(p.9) 2 Dispositions
Nature's Metaphysics

Alexander Bird (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter has two purposes: to discuss what properties are, and to explore what dispositions are. Natural properties are contrasted with abundant properties and their relationship to universals explained. The concept of disposition is explored in depth; especial emphasis is given to the relationship between dispositions, counterfactual conditionals, finks, and antidotes. The nature of multi-track dispositions is examined.

Keywords:   property, universal, sparse, abundant, intrinsic, antidote, fink, counterfactual, conditional analysis, multi-track disposition

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