On the Possibility of Contigently Dispositional Properties

Vassilios Livanios

Abstract



Metaphysicians who hold that there is an ontological distinction between two
kinds of fundamental natural properties assume that properties are
dispositional or non-dispositional necessarily. In contrast to this, I
suggest that one can admit the existence of fundamental contingently
dispositional properties. After some clarifications concerning the content
of the suggested view, I respond to several objections regarding its
intelligibility and viability and outline two of its important consequences.

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