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Single Idea 11917

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 1. Structure of an Object]

Full Idea

Structural properties are clear examples of derivative properties.

Gist of Idea

Structural properties are derivate properties


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 1.4.3)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.36

A Reaction

This is an important question in the debate. Presumably you can't just reduce structural properties to more basic ones, because one set of basic properties might appear in many different structures. Ellis defends structural properties in metaphysics.