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Single Idea 8515

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 1. Physical Objects]

Full Idea

If tropes are basic particulars, then concrete particulars count as dependent realities. They are collections of co-located tropes, depending on these tropes as a fleet does upon its component ships.

Gist of Idea

Tropes are basic particulars, so concrete particulars are collections of co-located tropes


Keith Campbell (The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars [1981], 2)

Book Reference

'Properties', ed/tr. Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A [OUP 1997], p.128

A Reaction

If I sail my yacht through a fleet, do I become part of it? Presumably trope theory could avoid a bundle view of objects. A bare substratum could be a magnet which attracts tropes.