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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Sellars, Wilfrid
 
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Dispositions I XXXIII
Disposition/explanation/appearance/Sellars: goes one step further than Ryle by asking how one can explain the behavioral dispositions oneself - (s) and by appearance - e.g. Ryle's ancestors.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27