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Single Idea 10722

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / b. Partaking]

Full Idea

One view of instantiation is that it is the set-membership predicate.

Gist of Idea

Instantiation is set-membership


Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 10)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.21

A Reaction

This cuts the Gordian knot rather nicely, but I don't like it, if the view of sets is extensional. We need to account for natural properties, and we need to exclude mere 'categorial' properties.