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Single Idea 20339

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / E. Nominalism / 5. Class Nominalism]

Full Idea

Classes can share properties with their members (e.g. the class of big things is big), but this is very rare. ....In the case of both universals and types, there will be shared properties. Red things can be exhilarating, and so can redness.

Gist of Idea

Classes rarely share properties with their members - unlike universals and types


Richard Wollheim (Art and Its Objects [1968], 92)

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.92

A Reaction

'Exhilarating' is an extrinsic property, so not the best illustration. This is interesting, but would need checking with a wide range of examples. (Too busy for that right now)