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Character and Personality, Philosophical Perspectives

  • By: Peter Goldie
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Some kinds of psychological states are dispositions, as contrasted, roughly, with occurrent states, such as a feeling of pain or a perception of a car. Character traits and personality traits are both kinds of psychological disposition. (Quite what dispositions are is ...