Resemblance theories of properties

Philosophical Studies 157 (3):361-382 (2012)
The paper aims to develop a resemblance theory of properties that technically improves on past versions. The theory is based on a comparative resemblance predicate. In combination with other resources, it solves the various technical problems besetting resemblance nominalism. The paper’s second main aim is to indicate that previously proposed resemblance theories that solve the technical problems, including the comparative theory, are nominalistically unacceptable and have controversial philosophical commitments
Keywords Resemblance nominalism  Properties  Comparative resemblance predicate  Coextension problem  Imperfect community problem  Companionship problem  Mere intersections problem
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9653-6
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