Psychological Dispositions

  • Raimo Tuomela
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 116)


Using our earlier terminology, both pre-Jonesians and Jonesians can speak about the dispositions (to act) of an organism. However, the pre-Jonesians construe dispositions in an instrumentalistic (or Rylean) fashion whereas Jonesians do it “realistically”. In the case of psychological dispositions like wanting, believing and intending, Jonesians thus introduce categorical episodic features to go with them.


Turing Machine Natural Kind Propositional Attitude Predicate Logic Duration State 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimo Tuomela
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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