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Single Idea 10725

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / b. Unifying aggregates]

Full Idea

If a particular thing is a bundle of located universals, we might say that it is the set of its universals, but this won't work because the thing can be concrete but sets are abstract.

Gist of Idea

Abstract sets of universals can't be bundled to make concrete things


Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 11)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.26

A Reaction

This objection applies just as much to tropes (abstract particulars) as it does to universals.