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Single Idea 10420

[catalogued under 19. Language / D. Propositions / 2. Abstract Propositions / a. Propositions as sense]

Full Idea

Some say we can think of a proposition as a limiting case of a property, as when the two-place property '___ loves ___' can become the zero-placed property, or proposition 'that Sam loves Darla'.

Gist of Idea

Maybe a proposition is just a property with all its places filled


Chris Swoyer (Properties [2000], 7.6)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.46

A Reaction

If you had a prior commitment to the idea that reality largely consists of bundles of properties, I suppose you might find this tempting.