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Graph-theoretic models of dispositional structures.

Tugby, Matthew (2013) 'Graph-theoretic models of dispositional structures.', International studies in the philosophy of science., 27 (1). pp. 23-39.


The focus of this article is the view about fundamental natural properties known as dispositional monism. This is a holistic view about nature, according to which all properties are essentially interrelated. The general question to be addressed concerns what kinds of features relational structures of properties should be thought to have. I use Bird's graph-theoretic framework for representing dispositional structures as a starting point, before arguing that it is inadequate in certain important respects. I then propose a more parsimonious graph-theoretic system, which, among other things, overhauls Bird's distinction between stimulus and manifestation relations.

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Date of first online publication:October 2013
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