Competing Themes in the Martin-Heil Identity Theory of Properties

Sharon Ford

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Abstract

I am sympathetic to Martin and Heil’s attempts to address the tension between the need to account for the world both qualitatively and dispositionally. We have an overwhelming sense of the world as being spatially-oriented, and it seems that we derive this sensation from the properties of things. Yet, we are aware that without the power or ability of things to be perceived—to affect us in the ways that they do—we would lack the capacity to sense this ostensible spatial primacy of the world in which we live. However, although sympathetic to the reasons for positing a synthesis of the dispositional and qualitative, I do not think that the Martin-Heil attempt to identify the two is successful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Association of Philosophy (2007) - The University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Duration: 1 Jul 20076 Jul 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Association of Philosophy (2007)
CountryAustralia
CityArmidale
Period1/07/076/07/07

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    Ford, S. (2007). Competing Themes in the Martin-Heil Identity Theory of Properties. 1-17. Australasian Association of Philosophy (2007), Armidale, Australia.