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Single Idea 18764

[catalogued under 9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 7. Indiscernible Objects]

Full Idea

In the Identity of Indiscernibles, one speaks about properties, and the notion of a property is by no means clearly fixed and formalized in modern symbolic logic.

Gist of Idea

The notion of 'property' is unclear for a logical version of the Identity of Indiscernibles


C. Anthony Anderson (Identity and Existence in Logic [2014], 1.5)

Book Reference

'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R [Bloomsbury 2014], p.60

A Reaction

The unclarity of 'property' is a bee in my philosophical bonnet, in speech, and in metaphysics, as well as in logic. It may well be the central problem in our attempts to understand the world in general terms. He cites intensional logic as promising.