Discussion note: ‘Powers opposed and intrinsic finks.’

Forthcoming in Philosophical Quarterly: Powers opposed and intrinsic finks.


Philosophers disagree over whether dispositions can be intrinsically finked or
masked. Choi suggests that there are no clear, relevant differences between cases where
intrinsic finks would be absurd and those where they seem plausible, and as a result
rejects them wholesale. Here I highlight two features of dispositional properties, which,
when considered together, might provide an explanation for when dispositions can be
subject to intrinsic finks and when not.

Update (Friday, January 30, 2015): Article page on The Philosophical Quarterly, with PDF.