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Distinguishing particulars from universals

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on the distinction between universals and particulars. It begins with an examination of attempts to characterize this distinction that center on the notion of instantiation or ... More


Why believe in tropes?

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents an argument for the existence of tropes. It begins with a brief catalogue of previous arguments for tropes and then launches into a new argument for their existence. It is, ... More


Compositional Facts

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter fixes what compositional facts are and what they are for. Five semantic roles are distinguished that entities can play in the theoretical space at the intersection of language and world, ... More


Living Rough: The Disposition and Dispensation of Aleatory Life

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter offers an extended reading of A Harlot’s Progress that illustrates the novel’s spectacular orchestration of far-flung art-historical citations taken from the social satires of ... More


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