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Single Idea 14595

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 1. Nature of Properties]

Full Idea

Can properties themselves exemplify properties?

Gist of Idea

Can properties exemplify other properties?


Chris Swoyer (Abstract Entities [2008], 3)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics', ed/tr. Sider/Hawthorne/Zimmerman [Blackwell 2008], p.24

A Reaction

Since I espouse a rather strict causal view of true properties, and lump the rest into the category of 'predicates', I am inclined to answer 'no' to this. Most people would disagree. 'Bright red' seems to be an example. But it isn't.