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Single Idea 8520

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / b. Individuation by properties]

Full Idea

Quinton proposes that an individual is a union of a group of qualities and a position.

Gist of Idea

An individual is a union of a group of qualities and a position

Source

report of Anthony Quinton (The Nature of Things [1973], Pt I) by Keith Campbell - The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars 5

Book Reference

'Properties', ed/tr. Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A [OUP 1997], p.132


A Reaction

This seems the obvious defence of a bundle account of objects against the charge that indiscernibles would have to be identical. It introduces, however, 'positions' into the ontology, but maybe that price must be paid. Materialism needs space.