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Single Idea 14501

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 6. Categorical Properties]

Full Idea

The 'categorical' properties are roughly those that concern what goes on in the actual world; the properties excluded from that family are the 'hypothetical' ones, which concern what goes on in other worlds.

Gist of Idea

'Categorical' properties exist in the actual world, and 'hypothetical' properties in other worlds


Kathrin Koslicki (The Structure of Objects [2008],

Book Reference

Koslicki,Kathrin: 'The Structure of Objects' [OUP 2008], p.55

A Reaction

The awkward guest at this little party is the 'dispositional' properties, which are held to exist in the actual world, but have implications for other worlds. I'm a fan of them.