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Single Idea 15393

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 4. Intrinsic Properties]

Full Idea

Intrinsic properties are those that an object has solely in virtue of how it is, independently of its surroundings.

Gist of Idea

An object's intrinsic properties are had in virtue of how it is, independently


Ross P. Cameron (Intrinsic and Extrinsic Properties [2009], 'Intro')

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Metaphysics', ed/tr. Le Poidevin/Simons etc [Routledge 2012], p.265

A Reaction

Better not mention quantum mechanics and fields if you want to talk of objects being independent of their surroundings. Am I 'independent' of gravity, or is gravity 'independent' of me?