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Single Idea 11956

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 6. Categorical Properties]

Full Idea

The canonical name for a property that is a non-power is 'categorical property'.

Gist of Idea

'Categorical properties' are those which are not powers


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 10.2)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.158

A Reaction

Molnar objects that this implies that powers cannot be used categorically, and refuses to use the term. There seems to be uncertainty over whether the term refers to necessity, or to the ability to categorise. I'm getting confused myself.