Singular causation without dispositions
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AuthorGarcía-Encinas, María José
Universidad del País Vasco
García-Encinas, M.J. Singular causation without dispositions. Theoria, 26(1): 35-50 (2011). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/29894]
SponsorshipThis work was supported by the Spanish MiCINN Project: HUM2007-64797/FISO.
Is singular causation best understood within a dispositionalist framework? Although a positive answer has not yet been wholly developed, different philosophers have made some positive contributions suggesting that it is. Against these suggestions, I claim that any possible account of singular causation in terms of real, irreducible, dispositions conveys unsolvable flaws in its very metaphysical foundations.