Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Disposition, philosophy: the tendency for a certain behavior that is not yet occurred at the present time. Problem Statements containing dispositional terms, cannot be determined in their truth value, as the relevant event has not yet occurred. In classic logic can even be concluded that a sentence containing a dispositional term will be trivially true as long as the relevant circumstances are not realized. See also dispositional terms, counterfactual conditionals, law statements.
 
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Ryle, Gilbert
 
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Dispositions I 52
Disposition/Ryle: not to be in a particular state, but only under certain conditions - Disposition terms are not determined, but determinable.
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I 111
Nature/Disposition: not an event, therefore no cause - but a motif.

Ry I
G. Ryle
Der Begriff des Geistes Stuttgart 1969


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