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Circles, Finks, Smells, and Biconditionals

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0013
Circles, Finks, Smells, and Biconditionals

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It is tempting to analyse many properties, from colours to values, in terms of powers or dispositions to affect us, or even in terms of conditionals saying what we would experience in response to their presence. This chapter considers how such theories need developing, and what costs and benefits attach to them.

Keywords: finkish properties; response-dependence; dispositions; conditionals

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Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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