more from Robert C. Stalnaker

Single Idea 16407

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 7. Substratum]

Full Idea

The possible worlds framework suggests a way to express the idea that a particular is conceptually separable from its properties without relying on the rejected picture of a bare particular.

Gist of Idea

Possible worlds allow separating all the properties, without hitting a bare particular


Robert C. Stalnaker (Reference and Necessity [1997], 5)

Book Reference

Stalnaker,Robert C.: 'Ways a World Might Be' [OUP 2003], p.182

A Reaction

As I read him, Stalnaker's proposal just comes down to replacing each property in turn with a different one. 'Strip away' red by making it green. It being green in w1 doesn't throw extra light. Can it be a bare particular in w37?