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Graph-theoretic Models of Dispositional Structures

Tugby, Matthew

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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.


Tugby, M. (2013). Graph-theoretic Models of Dispositional Structures. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27(1), 23-39.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 2, 2013
Deposit Date Oct 7, 2013
Publicly Available Date Sep 3, 2015
Journal International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Print ISSN 0269-8595
Electronic ISSN 1469-9281
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 1
Pages 23-39
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