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Do Extrinsic Dispositions Need Extrinsic Causal Bases?

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Abstract:

In this paper, I distinguish two often‐conflated theses—the thesis that all dispositions are intrinsic properties and the thesis that the causal bases of all dispositions are intrinsic properties—and argue that the falsity of the former does not entail the falsity of the latter. In particular, I argue that extrinsic dispositions are a counterexample to first thesis but not necessarily to the second thesis, because an extrinsic disposition does not need to include any extrinsic property in its causal basis. I conclude by drawing some general lessons about the nature of dispositions and their relation to their causal bases.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00435.x

Affiliations: Carleton University

Publication date: May 1, 2012

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