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Abstract Particulars By Keith Campbell,

  • Title: Abstract Particulars
  • Author: Keith Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780631147077
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Many philosophers have held, explicitly or implicitly, that a comprehensive survey of the world s constituents would include the cases of qualities and relations which occur at particular places and times It is not so common to affirm that such cases are themselves particulars in their own right, rather than deriving their particularity from their association with a subMany philosophers have held, explicitly or implicitly, that a comprehensive survey of the world s constituents would include the cases of qualities and relations which occur at particular places and times It is not so common to affirm that such cases are themselves particulars in their own right, rather than deriving their particularity from their association with a substance In this study the author contends that properties can be particulars and proposes a first philosophy which recognizes such particular properties, or tropes, as the sole fundamental category He offers a new version of the Resemblance resolution of the Problems of the Universals, and also argues for theses about relations Foundationism and the basic physical properties field theory which are congenial to a trope philosophy, but are in large measure independent of it, having merits irrespective of the truth about properties in general The final chapter points to the strengths of a trope analysis for the philosophy of the mind and of social phenomena.
    Abstract Particulars Many philosophers have held explicitly or implicitly that a comprehensive survey of the world s constituents would include the cases of qualities and relations which occur at particular places and t

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    1. A definitive classic in trope theory In spite of some tensions between different accounts presented in the work the tie of compresence vs co location, tropes vs fields, painless realism , a pioneering attempt to present a comprehensive Humean view of tropes.

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