Structural Properties Revisited

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Those who hold that all fundamental sparse properties have dispositional essences face a problem with structural (e.g. geometrical) properties. In this paper I consider a further route for the dispositional monist that is enabled by the requirement that physical theories should be background-free. If this requirement is respected then we can see how spatial displacement can be a causally active relation and hence may be understood dispositionally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDispositions and Causes
EditorsToby Handfield
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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