Lewis’ Conditional Analysis of Dispositions Revisited and Revised

Acta Analytica 33 (2):241-253 (2018)
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The conditional analysis of dispositions is widely rejected, mainly due to counterexamples in which dispositions are either “finkish” or “masked.” David Lewis proposed a reformed conditional analysis. This view avoids the problem of finkish dispositions, but it fails to solve the problem of masking. I will propose a reformulation of Lewis’ analysis, and I will argue that this reformulation can easily be modified so that it avoids the problem of masking. In the final section, I will address the challenge that some dispositions appear to lack any stimulus condition, and I will briefly turn to the issue of reductionism.
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Motivation and Agency.Mele, Alfred R.
Finkish Dispositions.Lewis, David K.
On Linking Dispositions and Conditionals.Manley, David & Wasserman, Ryan

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