Those who hold that all fundamental sparse properties have dispositional essences face a problem with structural (e.g. geometrical) properties. In this paper I consider a further route for the dispositional monist that is enabled by the requirement that physical theories should be background-free. If this requirement is respected then we can see how spatial displacement can be a causally active relation and hence may be understood dispositionally.
|Title of host publication||Dispositions and Causes|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|