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Single Idea 3906

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 12. Denial of Properties]

Full Idea

If the only way of defining properties involves quantifying over possible worlds, this could be taken as another reason for abandoning properties altogether.


The problem comes from trying to define properties in terms of sets

Gist of Idea

If possible worlds are needed to define properties, maybe we should abandon properties


Roger Scruton (Modern Philosophy:introduction and survey [1994], 26.4)

Book Reference

Scruton,Roger: 'Modern Philosophy: introduction and survey' [Sinclair-Stevenson 1994], p.392