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Single Idea 10416

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 1. Nature of Properties]

Full Idea

Can properties have parts?

Gist of Idea

Can properties have parts?


Chris Swoyer (Properties [2000], 6.4)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.42

A Reaction

If powers are more fundamental than properties, with the latter often being complexes of the underlying powers, then yes they do. But powers don't. Presumably whatever is fundamental shouldn't have parts. Why?