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Single Idea 10742

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 13. Tropes / b. Critique of tropes]

Full Idea

More than one trope can occupy the same place at the same time, and a trope occupies a place without having parts which occupy parts of the place.

Gist of Idea

Tropes can overlap, and shouldn't be splittable into parts

Source

Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 12)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.36


A Reaction

This is the general question of the size of a spatial trope, or 'how many red tropes in a tin of red paint?'