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Single Idea 10714

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 10. Properties as Predicates]

Full Idea

The types of expressions which have properties as their meanings may vary, the chief candidates being predicates, such as ' wise', and abstract singular terms, such as 'wisdom'.

Gist of Idea

The expressions with properties as their meanings are predicates and abstract singular terms


Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 02)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.16

A Reaction

This seems to be important, because there is too much emphasis on predicates. If this idea is correct, we need some account of what 'abstract' means, which is notoriously tricky.